<software> A program by Richard Stallman to discover properties of the
current platform and to set up make to compile and install gcc.
Cygnus configure was a similar system developed by K. Richard Pixley in
collaboration with Richard Stallman. In 1994, David MacKenzie and others
modified autoconf to incorporate all the features of Cygnus configure and many
GNU programs, including gcc now use autoconf.
Metaconfig is a similar program used in building Perl.
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