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Re: How to force using a module in Gnulib? (expl() on OpenBSD)

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: How to force using a module in Gnulib? (expl() on OpenBSD)
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:19:53 +0100
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On 04/16/2014 09:25 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote:
> On 04/16/2014 03:31 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 04/16/2014 06:33 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>>> +             [case $host_os in
>>>> +                mingw*) gl_cv_func_expl_buggy="guessing no";;
>>>> +                *) gl_cv_func_expl_buggy="guessing yes";;
>>>> +              esac])
>>> Sorry, what does this have to do with mingw?  Why would we guess yes for 
>>> (say) glibc?
>>> Instead, please guess no by default, and guess yes only on OpenBSD hosts.
>> Oh good point.
>> I thought it might have some unmentioned significance on mingw
>> but it's probably a copy & paste issue (from roundf.m4?),
>> especially since "guessing yes" would have never matched the
>> subsequent check anyway. I'll merge this in...
> Sorry - that was my mistake (indeed, copy&pasted from m4/stat.m4).
> If I understand correctly, that part is relevant for cross-compiling.
> On second thought, I think it's better to "guess no" for all systems -
> since even for OpenBSD, most versions have a functioning 'expl' (this bug has 
> already been fixed in their main repository, I believe) - perhaps even remove 
> this part all-together?

Better to use something that will work always.
We can revisit in future as these systems get deprecated.
I've pushed as per the last diff.


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