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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: OS detection: am I missing the obvious?
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 08:50:31 GMT
At 12:51  9/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
>> I think we are talking about to separate things here. What I'd like to
>> see is a tool that fills the needs configure does, I've never said I
>> wanted to inherit the "yucky" implementation.
>But won't it be just as likely that you'll start with something that's all
>clean and non-yuck, only to end up trying to cover everything under the
>sun and having it become the contorted monstrosity that "configure" is?

Don't know. I guess we wait till ant is a few years old and see what it's
like. I hope that it is still simple and little cruft has accumulated but I
guess only time will tell. If ant can do this then I suspect that a
configure like tool probably can aswell ;)



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