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Re: texinfo problem

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: texinfo problem
Date: 29 May 2001 16:53:43 -0300
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On May 29, 2001, "Tim Van Holder" <address@hidden> wrote:

> If AM_MISSING_PROG actually checks
> for the program in question before using 'missing --run $program', there
> would be no such problem.

The point is to avoid having to test for the program at configure
time, since only developers are going to need it and, for them, the
overhead of a PATH search done by the shell at `missing' execution
time is probably no big deal, whereas looking for a number of
auxiliary tools that are not going to be used for random installations
takes a significant amount of time on slow platforms.
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