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RE: Perl: config-h.pl - Draft

From: Conrad T. Pino
Subject: RE: Perl: config-h.pl - Draft
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 16:02:20 -0700

Hi Derek,

> From: Derek Robert Price
> >Do you want comments in "condif.h.in.in" similar to "../config.h.in"?
> I'm not really sure how I feel about leaving them in since they will
> not be maintained using the current or our new process and could
> easily get out of sync.  This makes me think they are unimportant and
> should be left out with a comment to consult the comments in the root
> config.h.in if necessary.  Of course, as they are all present and
> exact as mkconfig.pl generated them, so it might be simply convenient
> to leave them in...

I chose the latter since the former is mind numbing work.

> Hrm.  It sounds kinda incestual, but we could make it part of the
> permanent build process that if the generated config.h.tmp and
> config.h.in.in differ and no warnings were generated, then copy
> config.h.tmp over config.h.in.in as well as config.h.in.  Setting the
> build dependencies properly may be a little tricky, but that should
> keep the comments in config.h.in.in safely up to date for convenience.

IIRC someone said, "I think you are getting way too complicated here." :)

> config.h.in.footer should retain comments, of course.


> Derek


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