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Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released

From: Ralph Castain
Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:01:30 -0700

I still don't see an issue with just detecting the version of automake being 
used, and setting a conditional that indicates whether or not to use explicitly 
include the subdir. Seems like a pretty trivial solution.

On Sep 3, 2013, at 3:49 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2013, at 6:45 PM, Fabrício Zimmerer Murta <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think autotools has a concept of disallowing symlinks as it seems symlinks 
>> can't be done in a portable way, and the goal of autotools is making 
>> projects portable.
>> Well, if the autotools user feels like using symlinks, then it must be 
>> expected to break portability wherever you take your autoconfiscated code 
>> to. A choice to the user. Maybe in the case, as the project is bound to 
>> specific compilers, it would not be a problem to loose portability a bit 
>> more by considering symbolic linking around.
> Fair enough.
> We've been using sym links in the OMPI project for years in order to compile 
> a series of .c files in 2 different ways.  It's portable to all the places 
> that we need/want it.
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