[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Have configure set pactest options that it knows.
scalaprotractor at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 00:21:12 EST 2013
Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> What I do not like is that your patch is taking away options. It would
> have been less work to leave in support for those flags than to remove
Taking away options is what software engineering is all about. Module.
Class. Encapsulation. API. Any script kiddy can barf up a mess that
can (sorta) get it done. Is that really the direction you want to
steer this project in?
I don't care how much less work it would have been to leave those
unmentionables unmentioned. Burying dirty laundry never results in
> Yes... lets pretend I have looked at those patches... :)
That is my whole point! You spent too much time looking at the patches
I submitted. I thought: "obviously he's using the autoconf tools so
this patch won't take up much of his time". But I was apparently
wrong. I apologize. Yet when I suggest using decades-old tools to
alleviate the problem the response is "no thanks." Odd.
> Given we are championing the autotools way, good autoconf macros
> automatically set a value but provide a flag to override it.
Who's this "we"?
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