[Xapian-tickets] [Xapian] #791: Adjust the output of ./configure --help

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Wed Jul 17 06:01:48 BST 2019

#791: Adjust the output of ./configure --help
 Reporter:  dpa-xapian    |             Owner:  olly
     Type:  enhancement   |            Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |         Milestone:
Component:  Build system  |           Version:
 Severity:  normal        |        Resolution:
 Keywords:                |        Blocked By:
 Blocking:                |  Operating System:  All

Comment (by olly):

 Are you happy to license your contributions as detailed at https://xapian-
 developer-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/contributing/licensing.html ?

 It looks like this is a patch for 1.4.x - we need to patch git master
 first (if we just patch 1.4, the change will be lost when we start a new
 stable release series).

 I'm not keen on getting rid of the handling of default values in the macro
 - just inlining that for cases where the default is non-trivial result in
 less maintainable code, especially on git master where this handling is
 used more extensively.

 > https://xapian.org/features does not state, that Xapian runs on MSDOS,
 therefore ./configure shall not disable the remote backend on this

 That's not (and not intended to be) a complete list of every feature in
 Xapian - we can't start ripping out anything not mentioned there.

 MSDOS probably isn't a very relevant platform at this point, but DJGPP
 still seems active so it seems premature to start ripping out support,
 especially when the motivation seems to be to try to make an unrelated
 patch easier.  And even if we did drop support, that wouldn't be a
 suitable change for a stable release series.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.xapian.org/ticket/791#comment:4>
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