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Re: A new Autotools book

From: John Calcote
Subject: Re: A new Autotools book
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:40:08 -0600


Excellent feedback - thank you.

When do you think 2.62 will be released? I'll get the repository code
if I need to work on that chapter before that date, but I'm just
curious. :)


On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello John,
>  here's a five-minute review:
>  | Chapter 8 describes the sed utility and how it's used by your
>  | autoconf-generated configure script to generate a Makefile from a
>  | template. In addition, I'll show you how you can use the
>  | same technique to extend your own Makefiles (and your automake
>  | files).
>  Good thing you haven't written that chapter yet.  Autoconf 2.62
>  will use awk instead of sed to transform *.in files, for speed.
>  Cheers,
>  Ralf

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