On Dec 29, 2006, at 7:09 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 18:56 -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
* Joshua D. Drake ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 17:57 -0500, Robert Treat wrote:
On Friday 29 December 2006 14:49, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
given options like --enable-dtrace and --with-libedit-preferred, I don't find
this argument compelling...

I don't like either of those options either.

What about --with-pam, --with-ldap, --with-gnu-ld ?  I also wonder
about --with-tcl, --with-perl, --with-python, --with-krb5..  We
do support quite a few platforms...

I do not like --enable-dtrace because it is a Solaris only thing and a
waste of maintability resources (although small).

It works on solaris, opensolaris, all the distributions based on opensolaris. It should work in the next version of Mac OS X and most likely in the next version of FreeBSD. The dtrace allows people to answer questions on production systems that were otherwise mysteries. I think it is not a waste at all.

I do not like --with-libedit-preferred because I think it should be
--with-libedit and readline should be ripped out.

I do not like --with-krb5 because it has extremely limited real world

I see quite a bit of kerberos in the Enterprise world.

I do not like --with-tcl because well... it is tcl

I do not like --with-pam but only because I have never gotten it to

I do like --with-python because all other languages are inferior.

I do like --with-ldap because it is pretty much standard within
directory lookups by the nature of Active Directory.

I do not like "Green Eggs and Ham", said Sam I am.

I don't understand why this has devolved into an argument about what people do and don't like. It's like specifically choosing a forum that will have the most disagreement.

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