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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-22 23:05:43

"Arkadiy Vertleyb" <vertleyb_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote
>> If I want some other arbitrary thing, like some special version of
>> GCC, I install from source just as I would on any *nix system. I've
>> done it many times.
>> Yes, many projects supply precompiled binaries, but if I want
>> something to work reliably in my environment I often find myself
>> building it. In fact, that's the standard way to get a Python
>> installation on *nix.
> I very much doubt that this is typical, especially in the windows
> world.

I know; Windows is my primary platform.

> I, for instance, always prefer binaries, if available, since I
> usually don't want to become an expert in a tool, and the standard
> configuration is good enough for me.
> Why not have both?

No problem. I'm just saying that installation from source makes as
much sense for wave as for any other open-source package, except
possibly for its reliance on a reasonably conformant C++ compiler.

Dave Abrahams
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