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Re: autoreconf --help (was: Libtool release plan)

From: Olly Betts
Subject: Re: autoreconf --help (was: Libtool release plan)
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 19:56:28 +0100
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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.)


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