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Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] Improved support for generated Make rules

From: Allan Caffee
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] Improved support for generated Make rules
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:17:58 -0400

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Allan Caffee <address@hidden> wrote:
> The patch series that follows is intended to improve (hopefully replace) the
> existing macro AX_ADD_AM_MACRO.  The purpose being to address the fact that
> this macro does _not_ create rules for Automake but rather writes a file to be
> included by Make itself.  The first patch in the series includes the real meat
> of the change.  The second and third patches modify other existing macros to
> make use of the changes, and hopefully illustrate the nature of the changes.
> I'm CCing the Automake list on this series so that they can offer their input
> on the potential pros and cons.
> The only thing that's been modified since the first iteration is how
> AX_DIST_RPM and AX_INSTALL_FILES clean up after themselves.  Also I'm
> considering using AS_ESCAPE to reduce/eliminate the amount of quotation
> required for Automake snippets.  (Or maybe I could just use single
> quotes.)  There shouldn't be any need for shell variables to be expanded
> anymore (since they should really be using AC_SUBST anyway).  And of
> course that should substantially increase the legibility.

Any word as to whether this series will make it into the official
distribution of the Autoconf archive?


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