Subject: Re: proposal of how to deal with missing header files supplied by nbcompat
To: Roland Illig <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/02/2005 21:00:49
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 09:52:51PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> One thing I'm not quite sure is how to name the variables. 
> LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED is not the worst choice, but that name alone doesn't 
> tell _what_ is needed. If I said LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED=yes, this would also 
> sound reasonable. So I prefer LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED_FEATURES, even if that 
> name is a little longer. Same for NCURSES_NEEDED_FEATURES.

Does that make any difference?
Better might be
where xxx and yyy are functions that (it is known) have to come from
libncompat (etc).
At least then you might have half a clue as to what doesn't work where.


David Laight: