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Re: Non-recursive automake

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Non-recursive automake
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:00:14 +1100

On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 08:39 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

> >
> > 
> > This added a new directive 'subdir_include' which does an include but
> > adjusts all the paths in the make/automake rules in the included
> > fragment to the relative path to the included rules.
> The devil is in the details.  What about -I paths in *_CPPFLAGS?  What
> with substituted variables?  What about rewritten variable names, such
> as: libfoo_la_SOURCES becomes sub_libfoo_la_SOURCES, and what if the
> user references $(libfoo_la_SOURCES) elsewhere, say, in
> libbar_la_SOURCES?
> No.  Search for several prior discussions on the Automake lists for why
> this cannot be done safely without highly altering the set of allowed
> semantics, and things the user can expect.

I'll take it on faith; I must have missed those discussions (there was a
period while I didn't receive forwarded mail from my old cygwin address
before I resubscribed). Regardless, if something usable is added, +1.


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