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Re: INSTALL should tell about particular systems

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: INSTALL should tell about particular systems
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:13:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Bruno Haible wrote on Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 07:48:47PM CEST:
> Eric Blake wrote:
> > That seems like a reasonable idea to me.  You have copyright on file; care
> > to submit an actual patch against doc/install.texi?
> OK. I actually expected some discussions about the contents and wording :-)
> If there are none, here is the proposed patch:

Hehe, if you're desperate for discussion, here's some nits:  ;-)

> + On HP-UX, the default C compiler is not ANSI C compatible.  If GNU CC is
> + not installed, it is recommended to use the following options in order to
> + use an ANSI C compiler:
> + 
> + @example
> + ./configure CC="cc -Ae"
> + @end example
> + 
> + @noindent
> + and if that doesn't work, install pre-built binaries of GCC for HP-UX.

Here you switch from passive voice to active; why not use the latter

> + On OSF/1 a.k.a.@: Tru64, some versions of the default C compiler don't
> + grok its @code{<wchar.h>} header file.

"don't grok" is better written as "cannot parse". 

No, I don't really mind if you ignore my comments.  If the content is
correct (which I just assume it is, not knowing better), just go ahead
with the patch.  Do you need someone to apply it for you?


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