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Re: Mac OS X Leopard and conftest.dSYM directories

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Mac OS X Leopard and conftest.dSYM directories
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:45:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 07:19:26PM CET:
> On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Peter O'Gorman wrote:
>> It is okay with me. You sure that you want to proceed this way, rather
>> than changing
>> rm conftest*
>> to
>> rm -rf conftest.dSYM
>> rm conftest*
>> (because the only possible problem with the change is that people have
>> dirs named conftest<something> in their sources, but this does seem
>> unlikely).
> I think that it is wise to not make unnecessary assumptions and to use the 
> safer approach, particularly since it is so easy to do so.

Well, if there wee anybody who'd use `conftest<something>' in their
sources, then:
- either it wasn't a directory, then `rm conftest*' would have already
  killed it
- or it was a directory, then `./configure' would have already output
  those bogus warnings.

Because of that, I consider `rm -rf conftest*' safe in situations where
we said `rm -f conftest*' before; only where Autoconf delimited removal
to more specific patterns does it make sense to still do so.

I have applied the Libtool patches.

Cheers, and thanks,

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