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On Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:05:51 +0200
steve donovan <> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> >> Luamake is a platform independent configuration and build system
> >> [...]
> >
> > Could you explain the meaning of "platform independent" that you are
> > employing here?
> It's like the old Unix sense of the word 'portable', meaning 'builds
> on anything that looks like Unix'

After all, POSIX is the portable operating system interface; it *is* the
abstraction to use if you want your software to be portable.  And it
makes sense; it's by far the most common portability layer shared
between OSes, even non-UNIXes.  Windows has two POSIX layers available
for it!