Ilya Zakharevich on Tue, 27 Nov 2001 01:22:41 -0500

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Re: R.I.P., Configure?

On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 07:11:41PM -0500, Matias Atria wrote:
> autoconf's configure scripts are just as robust as you write them. Could you
> elaborate on why you think configure scripts are so bad?

The principal beaf of people against autoconf's configure (comparing
to metadist's Configure): No way to run the questions; thus they work
*only* in the situations when *all* the interdependent parts make
flawless guesses.