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Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:45:56 +0100
* John Calcote wrote on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 06:55:40PM CET:
> Can someone please tell me what is the high-level purpose of the
> stamp-h.in file (and those files generated from it)? I understand
> it's a timestamp file - what I want to know is what it's used for by
> automake. And, for that matter, is it even used anymore in current
> versions of automake?
It is unused since the Nov 5 09:24:06 2001 commit
* automake.in (@common_sometimes, &handle_configure): No longer
* lib/am/remake-hdr.am: Adjust.
* tests/confh.test: There is no stamp.hin.
(which corresponds to development of Automake 1.5b or so), and used to
play some role together with stamp-h.
That was before I knew what Automake was.
> I find nothing in the manual that suggests it even exists, much less
> what it's for. This maybe because it's no longer needed, and has thus
> be removed from the manual...
This is what I found using "git -Sstamp-h.in":
+2001-11-08 Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
+ * automake.texi: Remove references to stamp-h.in, which no longer
+ * tests/stamph2.test: Formatting change.
2001-11-08 Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden>
* tests/suffix3.test: Check for foo.$(OBJEXT) in Makefile.in.
diff --git a/automake.texi b/automake.texi
index 31a24b4..e1ec2e1 100644
@@ -1331,8 +1331,7 @@ Print the version number of Automake and exit.
Automake will generate rules to automatically regenerate the config
-header. If you do use this macro, you must create the file
address@hidden in your source directory. It can be empty.
- stamp-h.in, John Calcote, 2008/03/12
- Re: stamp-h.in,
Ralf Wildenhues <=