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Re: Future plans for Autotools

From: Andy Tai
Subject: Re: Future plans for Autotools
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:01:22 -0800

GNU Make integrates with guile.  Maybe such extension can be done
using guile for flexibility?

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 12:11 PM Paul Eggert <> wrote:
> One possible way forward is to have an Autoconf 2 that builds atop GNU
> Make, both as a partial replacement for Automake (which is what Emacs
> does already), and as a way to speed up and simplify configuration.  If
> 'configure' were mostly a front end to a GNU Make invocation, it could
> run configuration probes in parallel which would certainly be a win for
> me. And perhaps configuration probes could be written in GNU Make rather
> than m4, which would also be a win because it'd be one less language to
> learn.  (Of course we could continue to support existing m4-based
> probes, run sequentially, as well as letting Automake do its thing for
> people who prefer Automake.)

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