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configure

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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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Output options include: four 3 Amp sourcing outputs, configurable as digital or 16-bit PWM; four 3 Amp sourcing outputs, configurable as digital or 16-bit constant current PWM; six 3 Amp sourcing outputs that are configurable in a variety of compilations, including 8-bit PWM, 16-bit PWM, digital and frequency.
With a configurable and extensible microprocessor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated and patented the time-consuming process of generating a customized microprocessor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours.