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Re: Use of really long lines in

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Use of really long lines in
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 08:44:44 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:49:40PM +0100, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> [...] I was really leery of changing the layout of the variables
> defined by the user.  Normally Automake tries to output definitions
> as it reads them.

I like your attitude.

> Maybe Automake could do that if the variable appear to be longer
> than some "human tolerance" threshold.  Assume a generated file
> list and flatten any variable definition with more that 500
> characters in a line.  This way ordinary variables are still
> output exactly as defined.
> (I feeling a bit paranoid here; the above scheme is likely to be
> overkill.)

I don't think it's an overkill.  Perhaps the threshold could be
250 or 1000, but the algorithm looks very sensitive.

Thank you,
        Stepan Kasal

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