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Re: testsuite could basename the "Generated from"

From: Luke Mewburn
Subject: Re: testsuite could basename the "Generated from"
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 10:23:17 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On 19-08-26 19:55, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
  | On Tue, 27 Aug 2019, Luke Mewburn wrote:
  | >I notice that autoconf generating configure, and automake generating
  | > both store the basename of the source file in the comments.
  | >
  | >Currently I'm using the following to simulate this in
  | >after AT_INIT():
  | >   m4_cleardivert([HEADER-COMMENT])dnl
  | >   m4_divert_text([HEADER-COMMENT],[dnl
  | >   @%:@ Generated from m4_bpatsubst(__file__,[^.*/\(.*\)],[[\1]]) by 
  | >
  | >I think that AT_INIT() should do this by default.
  | >
  | >If this is a good idea, I'll consider submitting a patch for AT_INIT()
  | >in autoconf.
  | I think that this falls into the current trend that reproducible
  | builds are a good thing.  Anything which normalizes the output
  | (even for temporary/transient files) seems like a good idea.  The
  | only exception is if it is necessary to know the origin and it is
  | not intuitively obvious.

I've sent a patch to autoconf-patches.
Should be trivial enough to include in the next release.

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