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Re: [PATCH 01/10] subdir-objects: enable unconditionally

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/10] subdir-objects: enable unconditionally
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 09:59:19 -0600
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On 05/14/2013 02:04 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> See automake bug#13378.

> @@ -10225,15 +10216,6 @@ bin_SCRIPTS = ...
>  @end example
> address@hidden @option{subdir-objects}
> address@hidden Options, @option{subdir-objects}
> address@hidden subdir-objects
> -If this option is specified, then objects are placed into the
> -subdirectory of the build directory corresponding to the subdirectory of
> -the source file.  For instance, if the source file is
> address@hidden/file.cxx}, then the output file would be
> address@hidden/file.o}.

Even though this behavior is now the default, I strongly recommend that
you keep the option documented, but with wording stating that the option
now does nothing, and exists solely for compatibility with
written to be portable across a range of automake versions.  Completely
undocumenting it will cause more problems than it solves.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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