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From: Braden N. McDaniel (braden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-02-24 12:27:23

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Beman Dawes wrote:

> At 11:19 PM 2/23/00 -0500, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
> >Just in case I wasn't clear before, automake needs to invade the
> source
> >tree.
> That's too bad. I guess the Unix script could first copy the source
> files into the automake directory. But why bother with all that
> machinery? Why not just invoke the compiler directly?

You mean, why not avoid automake and write the makefiles by hand? Because
automake saves a ton of work in this regard. Writing an automake script is
much, much easier than writing an equivalent makefile.

Braden N. McDaniel

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