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Re: autoreconf is recursive

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: autoreconf is recursive
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:36:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Simon and Paul,
> The func_create_megatestdir part of this patch
> 2004-09-18  Simon Josefsson  <address@hidden>
>         and  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>         * gnulib-tool: Replace various ad-hoc automake/autoconf/aclocal
>         calls with autoreconf.  Define GL_LIB.
> has the effect of nearly doubling the executing time of
> "gnulib-tool --create-megatestdir --dir=/dev/shm/testdir".
> 4 hours vs. ca. 7 or 8 hours of CPU time - it matters. I'm reverting to
> simple autoconf and automake calls for the toplevel directory.

Reverting is ok by me, I don't think the change was made to fix any
particular problem.  It was a cleanup.

I think this should be considered a autoreconf bug and reported
though.  Is it really safe to avoid to regenerate in sub-directories?
If so, perhaps autoreconf should have a --no-recursion or similar?

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