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Re: top_builddir vs. builddir

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: top_builddir vs. builddir
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 22:19:13 +0100
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>>> "Stepan" == Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:


 Stepan> I think that all Automake generated Makefile.in's should contain

 Stepan> builddir = .

`.' is a constant, why make it a variable with a longer name?

People need to be aware that the build directory is the current
directory, and they need variables only when referring to other
directories.  I fear that if we introduce such a new variable
they will be less likely to understand that, and they will soon
come and ask why setting `builddir = obj' does not put all
objects in obj/ as they expected.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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