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Re: Auto(conf|make) style questions

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Auto(conf|make) style questions
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 11:39:12 -0600
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address@hidden writes:

>   - AC_LIBOBJ passes the extra objects through $(LIBOBJS). That
>   means that I can only do it globally, not for a specific
>   binary. Is there another way?

Offhand, I don't think so.  Many of the autoconf default behaviors
only act globally.  Though I guess if you know everything that
AC_LIBOBJ affects, you could grab the values before running the test,
grab the values after, diff them, and then see what changed, but I
wouldn't want to do that :>

I ran in to a similar problem with the config.h fixes where I needed
to test stdint.h if it was available for a set of types, and then test
inttypes.h if it was available for some of the same types.  The
problem is that autoconf didn't allow me to avoid caching the results,
so if the types were found in stdint.h, then those results would
shadow any further tests.  To fix this, I had to do something fairly

  unset ac_cv_type_int8_t
  unset ac_cv_type_uint8_t

between the AC_CHECK_TYPES runs.  Though this could be fragile against
autoconf upgrades, having it fail wouldn't be catastrophic, so I'm not
too worried.

Unless you can't, or there's some limitation I'm not thinking of, I
probably still be more likely to use #if guile version testing:


though if I wanted more specific, per-function testing, I guess I
might test for the features in and then stick a "#define
GNEON_NEEDS_SCM_C_STRING2STR 1" into a public config header (but not
config.h, unless you don't need the symbol publically).

Alternately, you could centralize the version info in a header, but
still have per-issue defines:



Rob Browning
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