[linux-elitists] Is this not the funniest documentation you ever read?
Thu Oct 2 02:40:29 PDT 2008
> > The problem Autoconf addresses is that the world is a mess. After
> > all,....
The sad thing is that the world is nowhere near as messy as the one
Autoconf was designed for. We no longer need a system that will spit
out build scripts that work on Apollo workstations, Ultrix, and 2.11BSD.
We can now at *least* count on POSIX shells being available, and awk,
and so on.
Unfortunately, all proposed replacements have either been vapor or
crack. We're stuck with m4 macros that spit out
lowest-fucking-ever-common-denominator bourne shell subsets.
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