> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marko Kreen
> Sent: 05 May 2006 12:22
> To: Tom Lane
> Cc: Martijn van Oosterhout; pgsql-patches@postgresql.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCHES] [PATCH] Have configure complain about 
> unknown options
> As PostgreSQL tree is not set up that way, I think for 
> clarity sake it would be better to give explicit errors for 
> unknown options.

I'm not in a position to argue about why autoconf works this way, but I
can say that I'd like to see unsupported options rejected if there is a
sensible way to do it. I've been bitten more than once by mistakenly
using --enable-foo rather than --with-foo, or just plain mis-typing.

Regards, Dave.

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