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SubjectRe: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 09:56:18PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Tom Rini <>:
> > Only sort-of. There are some cases where you can get away with
> > that. Probably. eg If you ask for PARPORT, on x86 that means yes
> > to PARPORT_PC, always (right?)
> Yes. So the right answer there isn't to use a derivation but to say:
> require X86 and PARPORT implies PARPORT_PC
> unless X86==n suppress PARPORT_PC
> which forces PARPORT_PC==y and makes the question invisible on X86
> machines, but leaves the question visible on all others.

Yes, but there are quite a lot of people who don't want
parport/serial/whatever compiled into their kernels at all,
eventhough they have an x86. Think low-memory systems or similar.

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