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RE: [PATCH] Port to 32-bit long + 64-bit time_t

From: rsbecker
Subject: RE: [PATCH] Port to 32-bit long + 64-bit time_t
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2022 17:48:49 -0400

On October 2, 2022 5:24 PM, Paul Smith wrote:
>On Thu, 2022-09-22 at 11:00 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> (This would not be needed if 'make' used Gnulib's inttypes module.)
>I would be happy to use it, if using it didn't import a ton of other things 
>require POSIX tools AND an already-working make program.
>I understand that this type of reuse makes things easier for the gnulib folks, 
>for GNU make I'm not ready to drop support for platforms that are not POSIX
>enough to run configure, and that don't already have "make" available.  So 
>modules that require them aren't available to GNU make (at least, not without

Thank you for this comment. Gnulib is not available on the platform I maintain 
because of its high number of dependencies (including gcc itself, which cannot 
build on HPE NonStop). Keeping dependencies down is helpful for those outside 
of the explicit gcc support base.


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