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On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:48:59PM +0000, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> On 26 February 2011 22:44, Miles Bader <> wrote:
> > Reuben Thomas <> writes:
> >> And pkg-config isn't POSIX, whereas Zile's build system is.
> >
> > Lua isn't POSIX either...  :)
> On the contrary, Lua works fine on any POSIX system, though some
> system-dependent libraries (loadlib, thread) won't have full
> functionality. So it can take advantage of some system-specific
> features, but it doesn't require them; the core is famously C89 only.

A similar argument can be applied to pkg-config which admittedly needs libpopt
and libglib, both of which can be built on a POSIX system.  It seems rather
silly to say "No, I won't take advantage of something a huge number of
installed systems already have, because it isn't directly POSIX" especially
when, as Miles explaned, you can go "Try with pkg-config, oh noes, no
pkg-config -> try without"


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