Re: [dev] Some direction with my project

From: Chibby Bromanson <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 09:40:34 -0500

On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 02:20:25PM +0200, Wolf wrote:
> On 2022-04-15 08:51:50 +0000, Hadrien Lacour wrote:
> >
> > Some implementation details: do you really need autohell when the only thing
> > you use it for is to detect the presence of sys/xattr.h? That's only a few lines
> > of sh calling cc to do the same.
> > Personally, I use POSIX sh to "augment" make with the usual stuff like
> > [un]install or what GNU make provides.
> Configure script provides lot more then detection though. I have yet to
> see a hand written make providing support for --program-prefix or
> --program-transform-name for example. For packaging software, these
> additional features are useful from time to time.
> W.

This was the decision that I struggled with the most to be completely
honest. In the end though, this still ensures maximum portability and
greatly increases your chances of some kind soul packaging it up for
various platforms.

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