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

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] 3-gary-xalloc-macro-dependencies-patch
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:51:58 +0100
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Bruno Haible wrote:
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.

Fair point.

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

Is there a spec? Or more specifically: Should import merely copy module files and their dependencies? Or does it edit {configure.{ac,in},Makefile.am}s too?

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