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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Fri, 27 Jun 1997 22:12:22 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 27 Jun 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > 2. Changing what autoconf does requires an understanding of the gadget that
> > generates the scripts, whereas changing what we do only requires understanding
> > shell and .h - far more common skills.
> > 
> > 3. Failing 2, it is next to impossible to fix autoconf scripts when broken.
> 
> They're really the same point.  But I can't see how it's much harder than
> doing this:
> 
> cp config.h.in config.h
> vi config.h
> cp Makefile.in Makefile
> vi Makefile

Even if you know that this is all you have to do (are you sure? I'm not), they
are both typically vast.

Cheers,

Ben.

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