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Re: [patch] releases.html


Zack Weinberg <zackw@Stanford.EDU> writes:

> I would argue that if we can do it with substantially less complexity
> and fragility than libtool, then duplicating the effort is worth it.
> And I would argue that we can.  Existence proof: perl5 does not use
> libtool, yet manages to generate and use shared libraries _and_
> dynamically loaded modules in the course of its build.  Without
> insisting on any particular compiler.  I have trouble imagining that its
> build system can be _worse_ than libtool.

However, Perl uses metaconfig, which has the approximate complexity of
autoconf plus libtool.  It's using a very similar sort of software suite
as autoconf/libtool, just with a different origin and style.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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