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Re: Motivation for renaming to and its effect?

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: Motivation for renaming to and its effect?
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:29:02 +0100
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On 03/08/2010 12:12 PM, Steffen Dettmer wrote:

I'm trying to understand the motivation for renaming
to If I remember correctly it was related to the
fact that ./config.status or whoever else processes .in files.

The reason is suffix rules:

*.ac's are processed by "autoconf" (written in the "autoconf-language")

*.in's are arbitrarily formated, arbitrarily formated files.

> Is the renaming to cosmetic only
No (cf. above)

> and
> is it safe to keep in old projects/branches?
No, you should rename them. Keeping's doesn't make no sense at all.


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