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Re: lynx-dev 2.8.5pre.3.patch.gz

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev 2.8.5pre.3.patch.gz
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 04:48:23 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Bela Lubkin wrote:

> A couple of small `configure` issues:
> 1. "checking for working mmap..." -- I think this is no longer needed
> now that intl/ is gone.  Nothing in the Lynx distribution archive uses
> mmap().

ok - missed that.  I did kill off the unnecessary bison check. Most of the
gettext configure check should have been rewritten, but discussing it with
its maintainer a while back got an unsatisfactory response.

> 2. "checking if you want to underline links..." -- this controls
> something that should never have been a compile-time option, it should
> be a runtime decision controlled by the usual confusing mix of
> command-line flag, lynx.cfg, .lynxrc, and Options page settings.  (This
> isn't new, just something I've observed before and hadn't gotten around
> to commenting on.)  (The "--enable-underlines" option family should be
> retained in order to control the built-in default of the new runtime
> setting.)

I'll look at that (it's not hard to modify).

Thomas E. Dickey

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