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Re: Use of config.h: summary of responses.

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Use of config.h: summary of responses.
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 07:30:47 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 11:40, Dale Mellor wrote:
> > For the record...
> >
> >    I recieved about half a dozen responses to this and the overriding
> > message is: config.h is worse than useless for packages which install
> > libraries and public header files, so don't use it
> That's FUD.
> The essence is: Don't install config.h headers. They are not designed
> nor supposed to be installed. If you nevertheless insist on installing
> then, you are on your own.

Since the topic comes up regularly, and the knee-jerk response from
regulars on this list is always some variation on the above, it's fairly
apparent that there is no intention on their part to resolve the problem.

Thomas E. Dickey

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