[arch-dev-public] Add guile support to make-4.0?
allan at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 9 20:14:41 EDT 2013
On 10/10/13 00:24, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 07:36:12PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> make-4.0 has this new feature:
>> * New feature: GNU Guile integration
>> This version of GNU make can be compiled with GNU Guile integration.
>> GNU Guile serves as an embedded extension language for make.
>> See the "Guile Function" section in the GNU Make manual for details.
>> Currently GNU Guile 1.8 and 2.0+ are supported. In Guile 1.8 there is no
>> support for internationalized character sets. In Guile 2.0+, scripts
>> can be
>> encoded in UTF-8.
>> I'd like to enable it so we can hang with the cool kids... Building
>> make against guile means we will need to bring it to [core] along with
>> its dependencies gc and libunistring. Using optdepends is not an option.
>> Any objections to this?
> This seems pretty useless. Is there an immediate want/need for this
Not really. But it won't be long before some project uses it and I get
bug reports. And given this is the major new feature for this release,
it would be a shame to not add it.
How about just compiling make against guile and leaving guile and
friends in [extra]? I care if make breaks, but not so much about the
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