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Re: automake parallel install

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: automake parallel install
Date: 18 Jan 2002 14:56:09 -0700

>>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

Tom> Actually, I'm in favor of this.  There are some barriers to doing
Tom> it, but nothing very hard.  I don't think we'll do it with the
Tom> next release though.

Akim> I'm afraid it would become unmaintainable, with no means to really
Akim> step forward.  The dependencies between one and the other are due to
Akim> history: there was no means for Automake to be independent of
Akim> Autoconf: it had to know the Autoconf macros.  It no longer does: as
Akim> soon as --trace support is enabled, Automake becomes Autoconf
Akim> independent (well, of course it needs 2.5x).

I think that's only true as long as automake doesn't need to know
about new autoconf facilities, or use new facilities in its own
macros.  I suspect in the long run it may be simpler for us to merge.
That said, I think a "wait and see" approach is sensible.


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