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Re: AC_ARG_ENABLE and checking for unrecognized switches

From: Kip Warner
Subject: Re: AC_ARG_ENABLE and checking for unrecognized switches
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:25:59 -0700
User-agent: Evolution 3.30.1-1build1

On Fri, 2019-03-15 at 14:35 -0700, Kip Warner wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-03-15 at 16:24 -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> > A project can be made subordinate to another project without
> > the author of the subordinate project being aware of it.  This is a
> > very useful capability.  This capability is used by projects such
> > as
> > GCC.
> Hey Bob,
> > The Autotools philosophy is to provide as much freedom as possible
> > to the end user while working in a consistent way.  This would
> > include the case where a project is created which builds several
> > other projects.
> In this case my project isn't subordinate to any other. It also has
> no subprojects such that the root invokes child ones.
> There's not even child's.

I also just found out that enable_option_checking is by default set to
"no", which appears to be contrary to what the Autoconf manual says.

Kip Warner | Senior Software Engineer
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