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Re: lynx-dev dev.4 config.guess OS/390 turf war

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev dev.4 config.guess OS/390 turf war
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 20:15:24 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 03:56:01PM -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello, Lyncei,
> The following:
> * updates for config.guess, config.sub from tin -TD
> has introduced conflicting treatment of OS/390 in config.guess:

sorry - that wasn't my intent: tin's version is my merge of tin + lynx,
minor changes that weren't reflected in a recent FSF version that I saw
mentioned on one of the mailing lists.
> Alas, the earlier prevails where I much prefer the latter.
> I'm surprised it worked at all.  I got the latter from Mortice Kern
> Systems,, which has done
> a thorough port of Autoconf.  Alas, reportedly RMS sneers at OS/390,
> considering it too far out of mainstream to merit consideration,
> so the MSK OS/390 adaptation has never been fed back to the main
> Autoconf tree.

I'd rather continue with the flavor that's being maintained - which
appears to be MKS.  The conflict arose because it appeared that there
were some parallel or variant cases that were in the FSF version.
(I'll get a copy of that & see about fixing my version)

> But which should prevail for Lynx's OS/390 port, Tin or MKS?
Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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