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Re: [E-devel] Patch to allow caching of AC_ABSTRACT_SOCKET_TEST



On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:51:21 +0100 Jeremy Lainé <jeremy.laine@m4x.org> babbled:

> > Would it be better to add a config option like
> > --with-abstract-sockets=yes/no?
> > That way it would show up in the configure help and not be a hidden
> > feature.
> 
> Not really, otherwise you would end up with a configure option per  
> test, and this would badly clutter ./configure --help.
> 
> Using cached values is a pretty standard trick for cross-compiling  
> autotools-based software.

a trick - but i think i agree with rephorm - a --with options is better.
configure--help isn't meant to be "easy to read" - it's meant to explicitly
provide you with all the things you can turn on/off/override/control that
autofoo can't figure out itself without some help. using cached values implies
you need to generate a cache first with other autofoo.

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