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Re: including autoconf paths in source

From: Monty Taylor
Subject: Re: including autoconf paths in source
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 20:50:53 -0800
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Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Monty Taylor on 12/20/2008 11:57 AM:
>> I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to add an AC_DEFINE form, like
>> AC_DEFINE_EXPANDED, that would fully-expand things before putting them
>> in config.h.
> No, because that would violate GNU Coding Standards that the user be able
> to override $(prefix) at make time and have it affect all the other
> variables.  Really, the best solution is to do exactly what we have
> already pointed you to - the gnulib module configmake is the ideal example
> of how to propagate these variables into source code:

AH, ok. Well, the configmake solution is working well... and that makes
perfect sense as to why there is not an AC_DEFINE_EXPANDED.


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