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H.Merijn Brand
September 11, 2002 05:52
Re: Backport done
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On Wed 11 Sep 2002 14:37, Andy Dougherty <> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> > And wouldn't folded sorting be more DWIM?
> > 
> > # Get the list of symbols.  Be sure this is up to date!
> > # (I run the U/mksample script first to be sure.)
> > open(WANTED, "sort -f $PWD/Porting/|") || die "$0: open $PWD/Wanted: $!\n";
> >                    ^^
> It might DWYM but not DWIM :-).  (Case distinction is one of my (many) pet
> peeves.  If I hadn't wanted an upper case letter, I wouldn't have gone to
> the extra work of pushing the "Shift" key down to get it.)  However, it's
> your call, do as you wish.
> > All my diff's so far seem to be mostly repositioning due to different sorts.
> > Above might unify that
> Perhaps.  Units do tend to get shuffled around as Configure is generated
> on different systems.  The exact order is underdetermined by the 
> dependencies.  The order used is then determined by the particular make
> program (or is it tsort, I forget now) used by metaconfig to generate
> Configure.  Don't worry about it.  Once you get your first patch in
> reshuffling things, subsequent ones won't do so much reshuffling.
> (Unless, of course, you move a unit from the standard 'dist' location over
> to perl's 'private' U directory, in which case it (and all its dependents)
> might move around a lot again.)

You got me wrong :)

It's the sequence in Glossary that got shuffled. What is the most logical
sequence there. Alphabetic-lexicographic.

the 'sed....|sort >>xx[15];diff ...' showed that I was aware of the
shuffleness in Configure. Otherwise a plain diff would have been far
more informative

All applied. Re-rsynced and re-build all. make test still OK.
Pheeiw. Phase one completed successfully. Up to the next level.

metaconfig related patches:

17889 - Metaconfig documentation update (part 1)         merijn
        Fri 06 Sep 2002 20:26, Andy Dougherty
17890 - Metaconfig documentation update (part 2)         merijn
        Fri 06 Sep 2002 20:26, Andy Dougherty
17891 - metaconfig tweakage.                             jhi
17893 - Backport all Configure patches 17671 .. 17881    merijn
        to the metaunits
17894 - Postchecking config_h.SH helps to catch typo's   merijn
        Also took the comments from the original patch
17895 - Cleaning up from metalint; reverting wrong       merijn
        voidflags fix from 17893; fix obvious typo
        from 17827
17896 - re-synced Configure to backported metaunits      merijn

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