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Re: Where Do All These Macros Come From?

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Where Do All These Macros Come From?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 17:22:12 +0100

> Alright, cool. I can get used to this syntax. How does autoconf know
> what SOME_MACRO is and how to use it in generating a `configure`
> script? I found a list of macros in the automake manual
> (the auto*conf* section) but I see a lot of macros that people use that
> are not on the list or nowhere previously defined. How is this
> possible? I'm sorry...I'm really confused here.
autoconf reads a file called aclocal.m4 for extra macro definitions.
This is generated by the "aclocal" program which is part of automake.

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