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Re: Solving the config.h nightmare ?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Solving the config.h nightmare ?
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:35:55 +0200
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* Russ Allbery wrote on Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 03:58:52AM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > There's an easy solution to the maintenance problem: in your test suite,
> > use the stripped-down hand-crafted header only, just as users of your
> > library would.
> Even your stripped-down version should rename the defines, since they may
> otherwise conflict with other Autoconf-using software.  (Yes, usually they
> will end up with the same values, but not always.)

Oh, the ones that can conflict should not appear in the installed header
_at all_, but rather be recomputed by the Autoconf macro that goes along
with the package, to use by the client package.  (At least for the
generic ones I'd recommend that; for the other ones renaming is fine.)


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