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Re: Deprecating OS support

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Deprecating OS support
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 14:48:01 -0400
User-agent: Evolution 3.44.4 (by Flathub.org)

On Sat, 2022-10-01 at 20:42 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> The DJGPP project has been routinely porting all versions of Make up
> to and including 4.3.

By "DJGPP project" I expect you are referring to the MSDOS port (I'm
not familiar with all the alternative names).

The thing that I'm specifically looking at in the code are ifdef's
using __MSDOS__.  Are these the ifdefs used by DJPP?  If these ifdef's
are used by an active port, then definitely they should be preserved.

My real goal is to try to do some work to clean up the code in the next
release: remove and/or simplify ifdefs, break up the source into
separate OS-specific files, etc.  Since I don't have access, myself, to
all the different systems this is not always easy to do confidently.

It would be nice if someone involved in the various porting efforts
were available during the release candidate cycle and could report that
the code compiles and works, for whatever definition of works they feel
is appropriate, on the port(s) they care about before the release.  But
I realize that this is not always possible and I'm not requiring it in
order to preserve the port.  Just hoping :).

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