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Re: optimizing configure with resident sub-processes?

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: optimizing configure with resident sub-processes?
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 22:39:33 +0200

> I know the above doesn't work, but could it be done in some other,
> hopefully portable, way?  Wouldn't it speed up configure by a lot if
> we could apply it to the right sub-tasks?
> I was even thinking the "resident" sub-process could be a shell that
> looped over a read+switch/case expression to emulate functions, but as
> I said, I never got the I/O quite working.

<DOS advocacy mode>
Aaaarghhh! No No No! Aaaarghhh!

Let me reiterate: Aaaarghhh!

Not all systems have asynchronous subprocess, you know.  If such
machinery would go in, you could kiss DJGPP support (and possibly
mingw32, cygwin, and OS/2 support as well, but I'm not sure to
what extent their shells have this sort of thing working) goodbye.

</DOS advocacy mode>

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