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Re: AC_FUNC_SETVBUF_REVERSED & cross-compiling

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: AC_FUNC_SETVBUF_REVERSED & cross-compiling
Date: 10 Jun 2001 06:17:08 -0700
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karl <address@hidden> writes:

> Russ, do you (or anyone) know what these systems actually are?



for the most detailed statement that I've ever heard on the topic beyond
"dunno, I just used it becuase it was in the autoconf manual".  Here's
what Greg Woods said in response to me in that message:

| > I'd at least like it to be clear in the documentation what vintage of
| > systems are affected by a given problem.  For example, I see a lot of
| > people using AC_FUNC_SETVBUF_REVERSED, and I find it really unlikely
| > there's many, if any, people out there with pre-SysVr3 systems out
| > there and that said software would work on those systems anyway.
| One might try to conjure up fake examples but I doubt there have been
| any for years now.  I decried that test even before autoconf was
| invented because it was literally a bug in only a few releases of a very
| few types of systems and it was fixed in almost all instances that I can
| remember.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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