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Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue
Date: 09 Dec 2003 11:12:15 -0700
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>>>>> "Bob" == Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:

Bob> In other words, dealing with junk like
Bob> apps_build_postgres_src_build_postgres_SOURCES
Bob> is very tiring and failure prone.  Is there a reason why it can't
Bob> simply be
Bob> apps/build-postgres/src/build-postgres_SOURCES ?

Yeah, that does seem easier.

One problem is that you might refer to these variables elsewhere in
your Makefile, and it isn't clear that automake can reliably rewrite
all uses.

The initial reason for canonicalizing macro names was simply that
automake was pretty dumb, and passed through its input directly to its
output.  Rewriting wasn't really possible.


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