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Re: Fix building autoconf.1

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Fix building autoconf.1
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 16:25:23 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 03:27:37PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> bit easier to follow, from the point of view of the person running
> 'make'.

I understand your point.

> The idea is to use '@' to compute the command to be run, but
> avoid '@' when actually running the command.

Wouldn't it be enough to echo the command before executing it?
When I look at, I see that Automake uses the technique on
several places.  And, yes, it means the command is duplicated, but I
think that after all it's less fragille that your clever rule set.

And even if it isn't perfect, it can be a good compromise between comfort
of the user running `make' and the one reading

Can I commit this patch?


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