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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: autoconf2.5-2.64-1

Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Dave Korn on 8/19/2009 1:35 PM:
>> Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> This release includes the use of shell functions, providing smaller and
>>> faster configure scripts. 
>>   Seriously, this should not be underestimated.  I tried it for the first time
>> last night, and suddenly configure scripts really just fly by; I'm used to a
>> second or two's delay between the results being output from each test, but
>> this thing will suddenly scroll you half a screen full of results in a
>> fraction of a second when it's on top of its game.  Seriously, w00t!
> Thanks for the praise!  Now everyone else can enjoy what I've been beta
> testing for the last year!  I can't take all the credit; Ralf Wildenhues
> and Paolo Bonzini were also heavy-hitters for this, but between the three
> of us, we really DID trim off a lot of unnecessary bulk in both size and
> number of forks.  And it just goes to show that cygwin is consistently
> getting better when one of the primary autoconf developers uses cygwin as
> his primary development environment, so there is also some thanks to hand
> to cgf and Corinna for responding to my frequent bug reports.

Yep, kudos to Eric, Ralf, and Paolo.  I take NO credit for any of this;
I had nothing to do with it except to build the cygwin distribution
packages last night.


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