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Re: Per-type architecture (Re: [10/15] Basic value access routines)
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 06:42:06PM +0200, Mark Kettenis wrote:
> Some people think that a basic UNIX-like system should include the
> tools to build and debug computer programs, at least those written in
> C. So on OpenBSD (and most of the other BSD's) we ship gcc, binutils
> and gdb as part of the base operating system. This means that if
> these tools depend on certain libraries, we have to include those
> libraries as well. There are a couple of issues here:
Note that - because of this concern precisely - the XML library
dependency is optional. It would have saved a lot of hassle if it
weren't, but that's a choice we've already made and I think it was
the right choice.
Once the user says they do want to build in XML support, I don't think
that which XML library they need to go build is particularly