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Re: [Bug-wget] alpha release (

From: Steven M. Schweda
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] alpha release (
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 06:44:36 -0500 (CDT)

From: Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden>

> By using gnulib we can assume these headers _always_ exist.  In case the
> system doesn't provide them, then gnulib will offer a replacement.
> The problem here is that you can't use "configure", right?

   Yes.  In general: no shell, no compatible utilities, ..., no hope.

> if that is the problem, you can submit a patch which re-introduces these
> macros.  It might not be elegant, but if it solves this problem then
> there are no problems to leave them there, for systems using "configure"
> they are just a no-op.

   Do you mean like this?:

ALP $ gdiff -du src/connect.c_orig src/connect.c


Or is something else needed?

> Providing such a patch helps more than complaining about portability of
> GNU programs, I think.

   Complaining is very enjoyable, though.  Of course, it's more
enjoyable when it's effective (as it generally is here).  Apparently,
complaining about the fundamental GNU regex problem gets one advice like
"get the compiler fixed":



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