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Re: easier nonrecursive makefiles

From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: easier nonrecursive makefiles
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:47:15 +0200

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Bob Friesenhahn
<address@hidden> wrote:
> My experience has been that the target names are the biggest chore with a
> non-recursive build since it is common to place targets in the same
> directory level as the source code.  Providing a short-hand which allows
> elimination of foo_blah_blah_blah_SOURCES (so that foo_blah_blah_blah can be
> replaced with a simple name) would be extremely useful.  Automake can easily
> perform substitutions so that the result is a portable makefile.

What about taking a cue from nobase_FOOS and having

prefixed_nobase1_dist_SOURCES =
  perl/Foo/ \

I'm deliberately conflating another issue: the all-or-nothing nature
of nobase_FOOS.  In some source trees, it forces you to have a
(hopefully small number of) recursive  The "nobase1"
here would tell automake, "strip 1, but no other, pathname

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