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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Port to 32-bit long + 64-bit time_t
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 18:53:16 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Cc: bug-make@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 17:23:46 -0400
> 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 that require POSIX tools AND an already-working make program.
> I understand that this type of reuse makes things easier for the gnulib
> folks, but 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.

It's not just that: some of those platforms aren't even supported by
Gnulib.  For example, DJGPP (a.k.a. "MSDOS") support was AFAIK
dropped, and MinGW (a.k.a. "native MS-Windows") is not supported on
systems older than Windows 7 or 8.1.

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