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Re: _SHORTNAME in conditional

From: Thomas Martitz
Subject: Re: _SHORTNAME in conditional
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:01:57 +0100
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Am 05.01.2016 um 23:41 schrieb Gavin Smith:
> On 5 January 2016 at 21:05, Thomas Martitz <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Automake source code is a myth to me, I wasn't able to find the code that
>> implements this limitation (only the place where the warning is printed
>> (variable_value() => $self->check_defined_unconditionally in
> There's the following code in the top-level 'automake' script -
>                  if ($var)
>                  {
>                      # FIXME: should use the same Condition as
>                      # the _SOURCES variable.  But this is really
>                      # silly overkill -- nobody should have
>                      # conditional shortnames.
>                      $dname = $var->variable_value;
>                  }
> does that help?

I saw that, but I couldn't make sense of it. What does that mean? I get 
that the developer deemed it overkill but I can't follow that reason.

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