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Re: $(datadir) and @datadir@

From: Christian Parpart
Subject: Re: $(datadir) and @datadir@
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:45:04 +0100
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On Thursday 08 February 2007 20:47:53 Albert Chin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 08:13:18PM +0100, Enrico Sardi wrote:
> > I've read autoconf and automake manuals but I've not yet fully
> > understand a thing...what's the difference between writing $(datadir)
> > and @datadir@ in a
> If you use $(datadir), the user can override it at build time (e.g.
> make datadir='<path>'). Not so with @datadir@ where the @datadir@
> string is replaced in-place.

there's also a third way: ${datadir} which I can't understand the difference 
of - is there?


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