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Re: [Tinycc-devel] autoconfiscation

From: Jakob Eriksson
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] autoconfiscation
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:54:26 +0200
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Peter Lund wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 00:38 +0200, Jakob Eriksson wrote:
>> Many things can work well enough. Now that we have cmake
>> on the table, I can put forth omake too, I suppose.
>> http://omake.metaprl.org/index.html
> As much as I like functional languages (and that's a lot!), I don't
> think that's a good idea.  If it can be made to work with omake in
> addition to GNU make without too much trouble, fine.  But let's not
> require too many unusual things installed on people's machines.  I don't
> have ocaml installed, for example.  And let's not require simultaneous
> knowledge of too many unusual languages of the potential hackers on the
> build system.
> -Peter
> PS: I think they made a huge mistake first by not sticking to Standard
> ML syntax and secondly by allowing for lots of private syntaxes with
> Camlp4.

>From a practical standpoint, I agree with you. I could not even
install omake on Debian Sarge. Too hard to upgrade all the stuff
needed. Had to install a newer distribution to get it to work.
omake is the best so far though, I hope it catches on in the long run.


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