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Re: Why do I need a C compiler?

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Why do I need a C compiler?
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:06:18 +0100

On 3 October 2012 14:01, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> Right now, gnulib-tool itself assumes that you will be using modules
> that require a C compiler; perhaps this could be improved to allow use
> of gnulib-tool for non-C modules such as in your package.

That would be great: gnulib has lots of useful stuff for
autotools-based build systems that is nothing to do with C.

>> Also, the gnulib modules list above seems a bit wrong:
>> useless-if-before-free & vc-list-files are dependencies of
>> maintainer-makefile, not of update-copyright.
> That's not in dependency order, but in alphabetical order, with
> indentation differentiating direct use vs. dependent use without regards
> to the actual dependency chain.  There's no bug there, just
> misunderstanding on what the output is showing.

In that case it would be less confusing if all the direct uses were
shown before all the indirect uses.

Thanks as always for your prompt assistance!


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