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Re: Newbie Question

From: Fausto Sanchez
Subject: Re: Newbie Question
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:34:54 -0700

At 05:33 PM 7/26/2001 -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>> "Fausto" == Fausto Sanchez <address@hidden> writes:

Fausto> I'm new to the autoconf and automake. I like the concepts and
Fausto> would like to implement a make/build process using the
Fausto> autotools for our group. I'm not that familiar with writing
Fausto> marcos, so I was wondering if there are examples on how to
Fausto> write macros. In particular I'm trying to write a conditional
Fausto> macro that takes the .c files and creates .s files , and
Fausto> compiles them to generate the .o files using different rules
Fausto> for the .c and .s.

You might be able do this in automake by writing your own suffix
rules.  The book probably mentions this at least a little (I don't

I'm curious to know why you want to do this.


Thanks for the reply. It isn't that I want to do this. Some folks within the group said that if we are going to use the automake/autoconf model, we should be able to do this kind of make rules. I can post the taget examples that they proposed, but I didn't
want to waste too much bandwidth. I'm reading on writing my own Macros, but I'm
having a hard time grasping the syntax.


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