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Re: EXEEXT for other languages

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: EXEEXT for other languages
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:49:20 +1300

Hi Reuben,

On Jan 11, 2014, at 3:12 PM, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have a project that installs a C program and a Perl program. I want to 
> allow the Perl program to be installed with the suffix .pl, on Windows, for 
> example.
> In the past, I have misused EXEEXT for this, with projects that install 
> programs in one non-C language only, but here that is not possible, since I 
> install a C program.
> Is there any generally-used way around this? If not, should I just introduce 
> a generic-sounding variable like PERL_EXEEXT and use that, and advertise its 
> use?

I would write an install-exec-hook in your Makefile.am that performs any 
post-install renames according to whatever logic you deem appropriate :)


Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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