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Re: RFC for new FAQ entry: Flag Variables Ordering

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: RFC for new FAQ entry: Flag Variables Ordering
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 07:02:22 -0800

Leonardo Boiko wrote:

> Maybe you could add a small clarification: that LDADD and LIBADD are
> automake-specific variables.  As far as I understand, there is a
> mumble_LDADD and a LDADD, but not an AM_LDADD, and plain LDADD is not
> from the user.  Thus LDADD and LIBADD are entirely different from the
> *FLAGS variables.  Is that correct?
> It may sound obvious, but I find it confusing =)

The fact that there is immediate widespread appreciation of this effort
is good evidence for a widespread sense of confusion.  :-)  Perhaps it
would make sense to add "AM_LDADD" as a synonym for "LDADD" purely for
the sake of consistency?  ("Yes, please." IMNSHO :)

 - Bruce

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