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Re: Have configure complain about unknown options

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Have configure complain about unknown options
Date: 2006-05-09 08:55:55
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On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 10:37:43AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Freitag, 5. Mai 2006 20:07 schrieb Martijn van Oosterhout:
> > 1. Provide an escape option they can add
> > 2. Package systems can usually apply patches prior to compiling, they can
> > always remove the offending line if they like.
> > 3. Try and get feedback from them now rather than wait
> My feedback is this: You are going to enter a world of pain.

Can you explain why? Unknown options don't do anything, so having users
remove them seems like a good move.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to litigate.

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