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Re: Automake 1.6.3 issue

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Automake 1.6.3 issue
Date: 10 Sep 2002 22:58:34 -0600
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>>>>> "adl" == Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

adl> You are alowed to overwrite the variable if you want, but only in
adl> the condition where it was initially defined.  I.e., you can do
adl>   pkgincludedir = something 
adl> but you can't do
adl>     pkgincludedir = something 
adl>   endif

I've long thought that we should, eventually, support the latter use.
It seems to have a clearly defined meaning.  And it is even useful in
some situations.  For instance, suppose in a very large project you
want to `include' some boilerplate.  Then you might conditionally
override some value or another in a particular

Before Akim's rewrite of variable handling, we really couldn't do
this.  We just didn't have the internal abstractions.  Now it might be
possible, but I haven't looked.


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