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Re: CFLAGS is for the user in GNU

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: CFLAGS is for the user in GNU
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 19:55:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Karl,

* Karl Berry wrote on Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 01:16:20AM CET:
>     The automake manual already mentions this,
> I actually looked in the automake manual first.  And the reference I got
> to first (don't know why)

Probably because that node has @vindex entries for those variables.

> is the one in the `Program variables' node,
> which says "Some variables are inherited from Autoconf".  So I went to
> the Autoconf manual instead of looking further in automake.  Perhaps an
> @xref{User Variables}?  Perhaps not.

What do you think about this, for the Automake manual?  The Ordering
node seems to fit better with the context (the variables which are
listed are not all user variables), and it links to the `User Variables'
node, and is mostly discusses the quirks.


2009-02-16  Ralf Wildenhues  <address@hidden>

        * doc/automake.texi (Program variables): Add cross reference to
        `Flag Variables Ordering' node.
        Report by Karl Berry.

diff --git a/doc/automake.texi b/doc/automake.texi
index 67e20ac..b5e1f6f 100644
--- a/doc/automake.texi
+++ b/doc/automake.texi
@@ -5850,8 +5850,9 @@ autoconf, The Autoconf Manual}.
 @section Variables used when building a program
 Occasionally it is useful to know which @file{Makefile} variables
-Automake uses for compilations; for instance, you might need to do your
-own compilation in some special cases.
+Automake uses for compilations, and in which order (@pxref{Flag
+Variables Ordering}); for instance, you might need to do your own
+compilation in some special cases.
 Some variables are inherited from Autoconf; these are @code{CC},
 @code{CFLAGS}, @code{CPPFLAGS}, @code{DEFS}, @code{LDFLAGS}, and

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