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Re: allow convenient library in subdirectory

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: allow convenient library in subdirectory
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 18:09:37 +0200

> Oh, sorry I was not DOS-friendly.  My understanding is that
> presently Automake isn't DOS-friendly at all.  But of course if
> you are aiming at this you have to start somewhere.

Well, as I understand it automake needs very few changes to work
on my system (DOS box under WinME), so I figured it was already
DOS-friendly where it counted.  In any case this shouldn't hurt
(unless automake is also supposed to support paths with embedded

>  Tim> Also, if the '?:' is intended to match a DOS/Windows
>  Tim> drivespec
> It's not.  `?:' is a hint for Perl's regexp engine, it means that
> the parenthesis are used for grouping only (no costly
> backreferences).  

Ah.  Okelidokeli.

> Any drivespec would be eaten by the `.*' part, but $onelib ought
> to be a relative path anyway.

Right; I was merely a bit confused by its similarity to a shell
wildcard for a drivespec.

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