[TUHS] Style command source available?
usotsuki at buric.co
Fri Aug 21 02:30:33 AEST 2020
On Thu, 20 Aug 2020, John Cowan wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
>> Funny you mention ksh since I've been trying to kitbash ksh93 into being
>> able to compile with make instead of the funky build system it currently
>> uses, without a lot of luck.
> IIRC, Korn used make when developing ksh, but then shipped it with a
> /bin/sh script because it was more portable than make was in those days
> (and still is; there are tools that warn you to use gmake on BSD). After
> all, a build process (unless it is interrupted) just needs to build, it
> doesn't need to keep track of what has already been built.
> That said, I have no idea what the state of the build process is now.
It's still a shell script. Big huge shell script.
I was trying to simplify the build process because I'm trying to coax ksh
to build with a nonstandard cc/libc combination as part of an attempt to
make Linux more like "real" (read: commercial/historic) Unices. They're
pretty compatible with gcc and glibc, but they're not gcc and glibc.
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