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Re: How to enable to generate configure to must take argume

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: How to enable to generate configure to must take arguments ?
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:07:04 -0700
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[please don't top-post on technical lists]

On 03/10/2010 02:39 PM, TJ Yang wrote:
> address@hidden test]$ ./ ;./configure
> Preparing the mytest build system...please wait
> Found GNU Autoconf version 2.63
> Found GNU Automake version 1.11.1
> Found GNU Libtool version 2.2.6b
> Automatically preparing build ... done
> The mytest build system is now prepared.  To build here, run:
>   ./configure
>   make
> configure: error: Invalid options, use --help to see good help stuff

I still don't see why you think this is a good thing.  This violates the
GNU Coding Standards.  Most developers are already quite familiar with
the concept of './configure --help' if they want details, without having
to be told that with a no-argument run; and most packages are already
smart enough about doing a sane thing with a default of no arguments.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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