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Re: Future plans for Autotools

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Future plans for Autotools
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:05:34 -0600 (CST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Mon, 25 Jan 2021, John Calcote wrote:

To be honest if Automake-generated files only worked
for users with, say, sufficiently modern versions of GNU Make, I'm
not sure there would be any point in using Automake.

I'm not sure I see your point Nick. Why use Automake? Because I'd much
rather write
(and maintain) two lines of automake code than even a single page of GNU
make code.

Even more importantly, you already wrote those two lines of Automake code! :-)

The format is a sort of "contract" which is assumed by Automake users.

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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