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Re: Naming (Re: Unified packages. )



On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> the first actual "make" standard that had everything we need was SysVr3, which
> is where VPATH was introduced and where dependencies could include modules from
> an archive.  we ought to standardize on those features ONLY.  not bmake or
> pmake or gmake.

I don't know exacty what SVR3 hat or had not, but working around "new"
features will partly mean trading in performance. Lots of forks & execs
for sed, awk, ... will make things even slower on slow machines - please
don't forget that target architectures include m68k and vax. 

But we sure can follow Knuth: ``Premature optimisation is the root of
all evil.''

And sticking to things like SVR3 will make porting to non-BSD easy. :)


 - Hubert

-- 
NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!


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