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Re: automake-colon-options-01

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: automake-colon-options-01
Date: 27 Aug 2001 22:31:10 -0600

>>>>> "Guido" == Guido Draheim <address@hidden> writes:

Guido> proposal:

Guido>   accept colon settings of subarea-specific options.  enables a
Guido>   scheme for modified and extended automake
Guido>   (alpha-)functionality to receive options that does not baffle
Guido>   released automake versions.

I don't understand this.  Options generally change the semantics of
something.  So having a way to make it so that an option isn't
recognized doesn't seem useful -- if you use the wrong automake you'll
end up with the wrong semantics for your Makefile.

Guido>    COPYING:COPYING.BSD and alpha-functionality accepting
Guido>    license files for automatic common_dist when *this* file
Guido>    with its alternative name is found.  Guido>

Why not just use EXTRA_DIST?


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