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Re: dist_noinst_MANS

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: dist_noinst_MANS
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:12:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hi Akim,

thanks for the feature request, and sorry for the delay.

* Akim Demaille wrote on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 01:44:34PM CEST:
> Currently Automake accepts happily such a variable name, but it does
> not use it (the files are not dist'ed).  I agree EXTRA_DIST is fine,
> but I'm used to being able to use dist_noinst_* as a kind of
> over-specification.

What would an uninstalled man page be useful for?

FWIW, the current handle_man_pages looks quite inefficient
(haven't measured yet), it might make sense to rewrite it
using Automake::Variable::variables ('MANS').


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