When you type ./configure, the GNU Build System automatically spends the next ten minutes reminiscing about every major and minor unix variant created since 1971


@jordyd GNU autotools sighs wistfully for one machine whose sizeof(void*) was 5 for some reason

@BestGirlGrace @jordyd more software should be compiled on esoteric systems. These days I feel lucky if people use endian conversion macros for pointer values they write to PCI card registers rather than assuming that host and card have the same endianness.

For fun, I also built a big endian OpenCL target once, found a lot of bugs that way as well because suddenly, reading only the first half of a 64 bit value no longer gives the correct result.

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