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Use of config.h: summary of responses.

From: Dale Mellor
Subject: Use of config.h: summary of responses.
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:40:27 +0100

For the record...

   I recieved about half a dozen responses to this and the overriding
message is: config.h is worse than useless for packages which install
libraries and public header files, so don't use it (bottom line is,
the library developer has no control over the environment in which a
library gets linked, and the environment that was in effect when the
library was built is largely irrelevant). The situation might change
in future, but it is unlikely. You'll just have to work out your own
solutions to problems of conveying useful autoconf data to eventual
application programs.


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