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Re: [PATCH] Generalize GNUmakefile, ...

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Generalize GNUmakefile, ...
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:23:40 -0700
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it worth trying to re-merge these two approaches, since they forked
> from a common ancestor?

I think that was always the intent.  I tried to merge them a while back
but lacked the time to get it right.

> We'd have to figure out how to choose between the names
> vs. Makefile.maint.

Let's just pick one.  I vote for '' as the '.mk' extension for
makefiles is more-logical.

> And since GNUmakefile is placed in build-aux
> by gnulib-tool, each package that uses it would need to either use
> bootstrap to move it to the top-level directory, or commit a symlink in
> the top-level directory that points to where gnulib-tool will dump it in
> build-aux.

How about if we fix gnulib-tool to do the symlink, or the move?  It
seems strange that this work would have to be re-done by each
bootstrap procedure.

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