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Re: Bison and cutting-edge support tools

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: Bison and cutting-edge support tools
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 08:50:31 +0200
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 Paul> Paul Hilfinger <address@hidden> writes:
 >> Bison really should not depend on having cutting-edge versions of
 >> support tools like autoconf, automake, and gettext!

 Paul> One simple thing that would help fix some of the problem is for
 Paul> maintainers to check in all the files that "./bootstrap" generates.
 Paul> That way, someone who uses CVS Bison won't need to run bootstrap, and
 Paul> won't need the cutting-edge tools unless they modify source files
 Paul> (e.g. configure.ac) that would require using the tools.

 Paul> The gettext 0.12.1 manual talks about this issue.  See:

 Paul> http://www.nada.kth.se/cgi-bin/info?(gettext.info)Files%20under%20CVS

See also the Automake FAQ for another list of pros and cons.

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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