Re: [dev] [OFFTOPIC] Recommended meta-build system

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 07:06:58 +0000

On 31 January 2010 22:40, anonymous <> wrote:
>> If you need mkstemp you have have two options: either you restrict
>> your program to run only on platforms that include it, or you
>> implement your own version. In either case there is *zero* advantage
>> of finding out at build time whatever your system includes it or not.
> What if there is different APIs on different systems? Example is
> clone/rfork. With configure you can choose one of them at compile time.
> And even if you want, you can't implement your own version in userspace.

clone/rfork is the typical case for a program that won't be portable
from Linux to other Unix-like platforms. So if you use clone/rfork you
have to live with the fact that this will only work on Linux. If you
can't then write portable code instead and use fork and don't use

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