[Python-Dev] Any NeXT users out there?

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 12:09:10 +0200

On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 11:52:50AM +0200, Jack Jansen wrote:

> > Do you really need to call the option --with-next-framework? First, I
> > think it should be an --enable option, since you are not offering to
> > use or not to use some external tool or library.

> I'm unsure, I've never fully understood the intention behind --with and 
> --enable. For instance, why is it "--enable-unicode" and "--with-threads"?

Like Martin explained earlier, '--with' is for options that require or might
require an external package or library, and '--enable' is for enabling a
feature wholy contained in The Software. So you have
--enable-unicode(=type) and --with-threads(=external_threads_package).

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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