What's in a name?
Thu Nov 30 12:45:00 GMT 2000
On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 02:58:48PM -0500, David A. Cobb wrote:
>Under bash I find a variable $MACHTYPE="i686-pc-Cygwin"
>That's nice, I thought, because I need to key a load of directory
>references depending on whether I'm in Win32 or Cygwin. HOWEVER,
>several installations seem to think it should be "-Cygwin32" when they
>build their "/usr/local/???/i686-pc-?????????" subtrees.
>And 'config.guess', at least the one I looked at calls 'uname' which
>says I have an
>"i586" and cannot make any sense out of my configuration at all.
>I know that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds (and mine
>shrinks daily with age,) but could we perhaps agree on what to call this
Ever heard of "wildcards"? You should study up on them. They're really
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