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Re: Mutilated stdlib.h

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Mutilated stdlib.h
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:26:59 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

* Bruno Haible wrote on Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 06:42:46PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > A nice and clean solution to would require a AC_CONFIG_FILES_LAZY macro
> > or similar (similarly to how AC_CONFIG_HEADERS works, but it should also
> > work if the second macro argument modified the output file further).
> I don't think it is a good idea to move the creation of generated files
> from Makefile to configure. The lesson I've learned from the AC_LIBOBJ
> story is:
>   !! Use configure to determine platform dependent settings, nothing more. !!
>   !! Use Makefile rules to create files.                                   !!

Bruno, I'm not dogmatic.  The above looks like a good rule of thumb, but
declaring it as a hard rule is like declaring any other kind of dogma.
We can, and should, deviate from it when it seems useful and the
downsides are known and acceptable.


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