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Re: even `if FALSE' *_SOURCES should be used for TAGS

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: even `if FALSE' *_SOURCES should be used for TAGS
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:51:58 +0200
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Hi Jan, thanks for the report.

On Monday 11 October 2010, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> Hi,
> it came on now on the binutils mailing list:
> `make tags' will not index sources which are listed in *_SOURCES += ... in
> unsatisfied AM_CONDITIONAL blocks.  IMO they should be.
I agree with you on this.  By the way, "make dist" already works OOTB in this
situation, so tags (and ctags, and ID, and cscope) should too.
> Sure one can use some EXTRA_*_SOURCES out of the `if' block but this
> delocalizes+duplicates the information making error prone for future
> modifications.
> OTOH AM_CONDITIONAL can be used for example if an optional sources part is
> / is not bundled, in such case the current automake behavior is better.
> Posting here for a consideration as asked about by Ralf Wildenhues.
Ralf, do you agree we should implement the behaviour requested by Jan?
If you do, I can give it a try (it might be a few days before I can come
up with a patch, though).


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