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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Fri, 27 Jun 1997 22:31:33 GMT
Yeah but config.h.in usually includes lots of the docs that appears in our
current PORTING file.  It is more than what we currently have though, I
admit that. 

Dean


On Fri, 27 Jun 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:

> 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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