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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Make HAVE_XXXX_H automatic
Date Tue, 21 Apr 1998 11:36:59 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>> In article <> you wrote:
>> > Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> 2. In include/conf.h all HAVE_XXX_H defines/undefines were replaced by
>> >>    a single #include "conf_auto.h" statement
>> > I'm sure someone will suggest 'config.h' instead :) :)
>> I'm too. "conf_auto.h" reads ugly, but was the best I found to
>> live side-by-side with conf.h... :-(

> 'course, headers.h or includes.h are also viable candidates :)

Hmmm... yes, but when I think a little bit more into the future I find that
conf_auto.h is not as bad as it looks: Why? <grin> I have one additional usage
in mind. APACI currently has to create the src/apaci script where -DXXXX
commands stay because it is totally ugly to blow up such massively the CFLAGS
directly when building. An alternative didn't exist in the past because there
was no header file the "configure" script could append his defines to. But
when we use conf_auto.h this could be such a header file. The name implies
that it contains "auto"-generated "conf"iguration stuff. There then not only
the src/Configure could append its stuff, configure could, too.

But perhaps I've now though too heavy with Mr.Cosmetic's brain... ;-) 

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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