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Re: autoconf for type sizes

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 11:45:46AM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 08:21:59AM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> > I noticed that 2.50 suggests the use of instead of
> > for the input file.  GCC's ought to be
> > rewritten from scratch, and this looks like a decent excuse.
> *sharp gasp*
> Could this mean that Cygnus Configure is finally expunged from the tree?

No, Cygnus configure is the top-level configure/; I'm
talking about gcc/ which has been autoconf-driven for
several years.

There's a lot of detritus from when gcc/ used to be
Cygnus configure, still floating around; the whole concept of host and
target Makefile fragments, for instance.

> Oh happy day!  I'll finally be able to understand what the futz is happening
> inside the configury!  I'd be willing to help with this.

If you want to figure out the top-level configure and rewrite it,
please be my guest.  :-)  

More practically, you could contribute to the exorcism of host
fragments.  I haven't had time to look at the x-* files yet, but I'd
bet they're 90% no-longer-used or could-be-done-saner-in-autoconf,
just like the xm-* headers.


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