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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-02-24 13:45:23

At 12:27 PM 2/24/00 -0500, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:

>> That's too bad. I guess the Unix script could first copy the
>> 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?
>automake saves a ton of work in this regard. Writing an automake
script is
>much, much easier than writing an equivalent makefile.

Why use a makefile at all? A simple invocation of the compiler is
all that is needed. Doesn't make just make setup more complicated
for blanket compilations like an install?


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