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Re: extending automake

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: extending automake
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 15:24:06 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, Bob Rossi wrote:

Unfortunately, both of you are talking over my head. I don't have all
that much experience with make. However, I've worked on a lot of open
source projects, and all of them do this common task.

They generate files during build time, and modify BUILT_SOURCES...

BUILT_SOURCES is a very ugly approach which requires an extra forced recusion in the build. It is a sort of crutch which is best avoided.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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