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Re: top_builddir vs. builddir

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: top_builddir vs. builddir
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 09:18:28 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:19:13PM +0100, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
>  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?

OTOH, it's the only AC_SUBST I know of which is not available in Automake.
Would you suggest that autoconf should mark @builddir@ as deprecated?

> come and ask why setting `builddir = obj' does not put all
> objects in obj/ as they expected.

Perhaps this danger could be better addressed by an Automake warning?

It seems that you can set {,top_}{src,build}dir in Makefile.am;
is that good?  Perhaps Automake should give a warning in all these cases.

Have a nice day,
        Stepan Kasal

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