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Re: Automake 1.4h

From: Lars J. Aas
Subject: Re: Automake 1.4h
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 14:43:40 +0200
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On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 10:19:08PM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
: >>>>> "Lars" == Lars J Aas <address@hidden> writes:
: However, I think we might be able to do it by looking at variables and
: not objects or conditions.

Seems correct.

: Right now I don't see any problem with this approach.  We do need to
: traverse all the objects for a given program, because we need to know
: the type of each one to determine the correct linker.  But we can
: still compute that with the above.
: Unfortunately, looking at handle_single_transform_list and
: handle_source_transform, I think this is going to be a fairly major
: piece of surgery.  These functions aren't very well factored, at least
: not in terms of the modification at hand.
: Comments?

Well, it's something that ought to be fixed sooner rather than later.
However, since the problem has always been there and may prove difficult
to fix, you could just go ahead and get Automake 1.5 out the door and
plan this rewrite for 1.5.1 or something?  1.5 is long overdue as it is.

  Lars J
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