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- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Lua 4.1 (work4)
- From: Eric Tetz <erictetz@...>
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:50:35 -0800 (PST)
--- "John D. Ramsdell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The point of using autoconf is that it can be used to automatically
> generate the content of the config file. There is no need to ask that
> humans edit the config file. Let autoconf probe the environment and
> then write the config file.
So add a bunch of complicated machinery to make Lua easier to build on the one platform that it
already includes a makefile for?
I've always appreciated the fact that, like Lua itself, the distro is clean and simple. The make
files are tiny and easy to read. There are no superfluous files. Polluting the distro with
autoconf would be tragic.
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