Windows configure "issues"

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Tue May 21 22:25:58 UTC 2013

2013/5/21 6:54 -0700, gnu.andrew at
>> On 05/21/2013 04:55 PM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> I always felt that having the build instructions checked in into the
>>> repository is somewhat to heavyweight.
>> There are two good reasons to do this.
>> Firstly, it's a free software tradition: I expect to find a README with
>> build instructions in the repo.  Secondly, the build instructions will
>> change over time, so of they're on a Wiki there will have to be
>> multiple versions.
>> Andrew.
> Another reason is it makes the software self-contained; I don't need Internet
> access and a web browser to be able to build it.

I agree, on all three counts.  How-to-build documents, just like unit
tests, belong with the code to which they apply.  Posting them on a
wiki just increases inconvenience and invites confusion.

- Mark

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