Re: PATCH [0/3]: Simplify the kernel build by removing perl.

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 09:55:54 EST

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:11:09 CST, Rob Landley said:
> P.S. I still hope autoconf dies off and the world wakes up and moves away
> from that. And from makefiles for that matter. But in the meantime, I can
> work around it with enough effort.

What do you propose autoconf and makefiles get replaced by?

% wc pidgin/configure*
34287 118303 1004074 pidgin/configure
2499 7684 81532 pidgin/

Which you rather code, 2.5K lines of autoconf or 35K lines of configure
script? As long as there's enough diversity to require configure scripts,
there's going to be a demand for an autoconf-ish feature to ease writing them.

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