[vlc-devel] [PATCH v2 13/17] contrib: use makefile instead of environment variable

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Fri May 1 21:23:54 CEST 2020

On 1 May 2020, at 21:19, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> Le perjantaina 1. toukokuuta 2020, 21.13.14 EEST Marvin Scholz a écrit :
>> The whole purpose of these hacks, as I already explained, is to
>> workaround the incorrect way autoconf does the checks. So of course it is
>> specific to autoconf.
> There is nothing incorrect about autoconf *there* and nothing specific to
> autoconf either. If you ask autoconf to check for a symbol, it does so. The
> same is true of cmake or of bespoke configure scripts.

Yes there is, I already explained it, I won't repeat myself over and over
again just because you refuse to read and understand what I write…

> Sometimes, checking for symbols is wrong because a function or functional
> macro is not guaranteed to exists under the same name as a symbol. In that
> case, a proper code snippet compilation test is necessary. But failing that
> can only ever lead to false negatives, not false positives.

No, you are wrong there.

> What's incorrect is the way you're building packages with automatic
> configuration (using autotools or otherwise). You are literaly not building
> those the way they're supposed to be built.

No, your assumptions how things should be done are wrong, when compiling with
macOS / iOS SDKs and doing specific version targeting.

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