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Re: autoconf test for nsl and socket libraries (ITS#1543)

At 07:53 AM 2002-01-21, china@thewrittenword.com wrote:
>It is generally considered bad to use a library simply if it exists.

First, I note the code doesn't add a library simply if it exists.
The libraries in question are added only if AC_CHECK_FUNC(socket)

However, more to the point, operational experience with more
restrictive checks, similar to those you propose, have been
found not to work on all systems requiring these libraries.

Under the general principle of "don't fix what isn't broken",
I believe it best not to make the suggested change at this

Thanks, Kurt