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Re: autoreconf --help

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: autoreconf --help
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 21:16:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Hi Olly,

* Olly Betts wrote on Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:56:28PM CEST:
> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 07:19:57PM +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > At the same time let's get rid of the
> > CONFIGURE-AC argument we're suggesting there but which didn't work right
> > anyway.  But let's not actually change the functionality, so that what
> > works continues to.  (A bit fragile, I know; I think the long term goal
> > should be to implement that functionality properly, in all autotools;
> > but I don't want to do that now.)
> Another approach would be to change autoreconf to just remove any
> filename part - that's easy to explain to the user ("the top-level
> directory or any file in it") and also easy to implement (simply
> s,[^/\\]*$,, on that argument.)

Well, the point is that
  autoreconf subdir/

simply won't cause the called tools to use, but the first that
exists in the list

The file name you pass currently is stripped off as you suggest, but
since it won't be used, I think that it is confusing to document this
unless it is actually used.


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