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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-26 13:11:28

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Nelson" <kenelson_at_[hidden]>

> Daunting is barely the word to describe it. The best way to
> learn the thing is to take a really simple project which is already
> using automake and expand it to fit yours. The documentation is
> more of a reference guide for you to look up macros. It does
> nothing to help the staring user. (Unless confusing is helping.)
> Just to demonstrate (since I have done 3 of these in the last month)
> here is a sample of an automake project done of my boost submission.
> It took all of 20 minutes to get working. It works on cygwin and
> unix derivatives.
> Hope it helps.

There seems to be an enormous amount of (dense) code there written in
languages I don't speak. I'm glad it was easy for you, but it doesn't help
me much. Maybe a whole lot of comments would help.


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