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Re: Get rid of libtool? [was Re: Makefile problems]

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Get rid of libtool? [was Re: Makefile problems]
Date: 15 Jul 2002 17:28:29 -0600
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>>>>> "Bob" == Bob Ham <address@hidden> writes:

Nathanael> I guess what I'm saying is that I like a tool which makes
Nathanael> things simple, but not TOO simple.  I think automake
Nathanael> oversimplifies, to the point where it's making assumptions
Nathanael> about the nature of files and how they're used, which are
Nathanael> only true some of the time.

Bob> Umm.. why are you using it then?

To be fair, sometimes one is forced to use tools one might prefer not
to.  For instance, suppose you need to do some work on gcc.  Well,
some directories in gcc use automake.  If you hate automake, what can
you do?  Historically the answer is: lobby for its removal :-),
typically by criticizing it.  One would hope another plausible
approach would be to try to improve it...


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