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Re: [PATCH 1/2] aclocal: multiple local m4 macro dirs with AC_CONFIG_MAC
Re: [PATCH 1/2] aclocal: multiple local m4 macro dirs with AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:29:00 +0200
On 07/04/2012 06:55 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> Hi Eric.
> On 07/04/2012 06:42 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 07/04/2012 09:24 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> It can be done either passing several arguments to a single invocation:
>>> AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([dir1 dir2])
>> I would recommend against this,
>>> or issuing more invocations:
>> and instead favor this approach only.
>> My plan for autoconf is to implement AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS, which can be
>> invoked multiple times and also takes a whitespace-separated list in a
>> single call, but which will basically then call AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR once
>> per unique entry (that is, AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS will be smart enough to
>> filter out duplicates).
> And also to normalize whitespace messes in usages like this, I guess:
> AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS([foo bar \
>> Tracing code should then trace _just_ AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, which will be
>> called once per directory, and where the first call is the preferred
>> dumping ground for new macros. There shouldn't be a need to trace
> I like this design. It will allow the "tracers" like aclocal and libtool
> to be dumber in their implementation, and makes it easier to have a more
> consistent behaviour among them.
> So +1 from me.
> I'll keep my automake patches on hold until you have gone ahead with your
> plan, to avoid introducing inconsistencies and messing up the already
> suboptimal automake history even more.
> Thanks for your continuous and outstanding work,
Any progress on this?
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