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Re: [Bug-gnulib] 3-gary-xalloc-macro-dependencies-patch

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] 3-gary-xalloc-macro-dependencies-patch
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:16:14 +0200
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Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
> Having gnulib macros require the macros of the modules they depend upon
> makes for less typing in configure.ac...

But it makes for more maintenance work when a lower-level module changes
that is used by many other modules.

> the user has to add the calls for all the dependee macros to configure.ac
> by hand

Yes this is normal behaviour in the current state. Until I or you or someone
else implements the "gnulib-tool --import" functionality. this is the normal
procedure a developer has to use with gnulib.

Instead of this patch, I'd encourage you to work on "gnulib-tool --import".


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