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Re: Per-Object Flags for Autotool C++ library?

From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: Per-Object Flags for Autotool C++ library?
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2017 17:26:57 -0400

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Nick Bowler <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 11/4/17, Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> wrote:
>> ...
>> One of our driving principles is "things just work". We don't want
>> library users inconvenienced or installing extra software. They should
>> be able to sit down at their computer, run configure, and everything
>> should work as expected.
>> If something does not work as expected then it becomes our problem.
>> We are expected to find workarounds so library users are not
>> inconvenienced.
> Library users shouldn't be running Automake at all, because when you
> distribute a package all of the generated files are included (and do
> not depend on Automake).
> e.g., if you create your package with the latest versions then it
> should "just work" on Solaris.

Thanks. If you come across the docs on how to do it, then please pass it on :)

Here's the closest I have found:
But it lacks a list of actionable items, so I only have part of the
picture. I don't have the experience to make the leap to what actually
needs to be done. No one with the project has the experience, either.

I'm pretty sure the folks who jump up and down asking for Autotools
don't know that much about it. I've reached out to the folks who were
pressuring us for it but they have not responded or surfaced with
suggestions or patches. I call them fan boi's :)


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