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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache 2000, err Apache 2.0 gets real
Date Sun, 01 Aug 1999 11:51:20 GMT
"Ralf S. Engelschall" wrote:
> 
> In article <9907311518.aa03102@paris.ics.uci.edu> you wrote:
> 
> > [...]
> > After that, set up autoconf as the one and only configuration tool.
> > I happen to like automake as well, but I'd at least like to figure out
> > why Ralf isn't using it first.  Same with libtool.
> > [...]
> 
> Autoconf, libtool and shtool are fine and I use them all the time. The reasons
> why I avoid Automake are partly technical reasons and partly aesthetical
> reasons. Technically Automake conflicted often with my opinion on how _clean_
> and non-redundant Makefiles should look and behave. The aesthetical reasons
> are mainly related to the fact that Automake-generated Makefiles I often have
> to consider "bloatware". There are 1001 generated targets one never needs and
> which just cause confusion and problems.

This seems to apply to autoconf, too, so why single out automake for
criticism?

Cheers,

Ben.

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