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

NightStrike wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
>> 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!
> configure on cygwin being fast?  What????

  Yes, really.  I boggled.

> Do you need to do anything special to take advantage of this, or just
> autoreconf with the new version?

  Depends on the details of the particular project you're configuring, that's
about the basics of it, but some projects require specific versions of
autoconf, and you'd need to hack those checks out (and fix whatever it was
that made the project require a specific version).

  Anyways you'll get your chance to try it out on the whole /src and /gcc
repositories soon enough, Ralf's making good progress converting them.


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