<mark_weaver>the other more important problem is that 'config.guess', by design, is based on whatever the build machine happens to be, instead of the baseline that we should be targetting, as least for purposes of binary substitutes
<davexunit>"You know how a LispM is always jumping into that awful, hairy debugger with the confusing backtrace display, and expecting you to tell it how to proceed? Well, Suns ALWAYS know how to proceed. They dump a core file and kill the offending process."
<davexunit>programmers have become more accepting of dynamic languages in recent years, but there are still many features that some people were used to in the 80s on LispMs that still haven't become commonplace
<davexunit>like incremental recompilation. We're used to it in our Lisp implementations, but it's basically unheard of in Ruby/Python/etc.
<davexunit>the Ruby web applications I've worked on can re-evaluate entire source files when I save them to disk, but that's a really weak form of incremental recompilation.
<mark_weaver>I was hoping to find evidence of the ~/.mozilla -> ~/.gnu -> ~/.mozilla changes in the gnuzilla git repo that contains the 'makeicecat' script, but alas it is not there at all. so it must have been something Ruben did by hand that's not in the script at all :-/