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From: Steve Robbins
Subject: Re: AM_CFLAGS
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 23:06:40 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.12i

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 01:14:31AM -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2001, Steve Robbins <address@hidden> wrote:
> > And I thought that it was a simple bug: the aclocal regexp was not
> > taking into account the possibility of assigning to a variable name
> > starting with "AM_".
> You shouldn't assign to these variables.  These are for *users* to
> override, not for to override.  It's good that aclocal
> and autoconf won't let you do it easily.

Hm.  I didn't check the archives, but I'm pretty sure this discussion
has already taken place on at least one of the two auto* lists.

My recollection of that discussion was just the opposite: the user
gets to set CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and the like, while the software author
gets to set AM_-versions of them.  Otherwise, why have two versions
of them?


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