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GNU AutoGen Version 5.17.1/AutoOpts Version 37.1

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU AutoGen Version 5.17.1/AutoOpts Version 37.1
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:57:16 -0800
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GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes.  The two parts are combined because they are inextricably

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful configuration file, environment variable and
command line option documentation and management tool consisting of a
set of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

The self-referential example:

There are several other examples embedded in AutoGen:
A finite state machine generator, string name to enumeration value
conversions, and bit map and bit mask management, to name a few.

New in 5.17.1 - January, 2013
NEWS entries since the last release:

* testing fix: a new template was not rigged to run without autogen
  installed and its test fell over in such a case.

* Added a documentation substitution stanza so that texi, man
  and mdoc documents may be massaged before being finalized.

* Many, many picky warning fixes

* Section 5 man pages and mdoc pages can now be emitted
  with the templates.  They still need work, though.

* The enumeration and bitmask management templates are now rigged
  so they work in the build tree without autogen being installed.

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the lists dot SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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