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Re: Noobie question about doing "src" dirs

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Noobie question about doing "src" dirs
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 16:01:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 31 May 2006, Stepan Kasal wrote:


On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 12:14:28PM -0700, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
The autoconf tutorial states that either a or a can be used initially.  What is the difference and why
would you use the over the

the only difference is that was a wrongly chosen name,

no - it was chosen consistently with a previous convention.
The naming convention was changed (incompatibly) to accommodate autoconf.

Whether it's consistent now is also arguable, but not very interesting to anyone.

Thomas E. Dickey

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