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Re: EMX on DOS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: EMX on DOS
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 17:57:42 -0500 (EST)

Paul Edwards writes:
> Incidentally, I still haven't found out why when going
> from cvs 1.11.<m> to cvs 1.11.<n> the executable jumped
> in size enormously.

What are you talking about?  We've seen no "enormous" jump in executable
size on the test platforms.

> These things are all eliminated if you just provide
> Posix source code.  Very simple, very portable.

There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your

> C code is portable.  C code that depends on other software
> to be installed is not.  Portable C code will compile on
> EMX 0.9d.  I would never be in the position of having to
> install a different C compiler, just to get the source code to
> compiler.  Or a different version of bash.  Or a different
> operating system.  Or a different installation of a particular
> operating system.  That ain't portable!

No, it isn't.  And it isn't required for CVS, either.  You can always
configure it manually.  It's a lot simpler if you have the tools to run
configure, since it will then do all the heavy lifting for you, but it's
not a requirement.

-Larry Jones

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