[Novalug] Re: [Dclug] Learning automake and autoconf
alan at patriot.net
Wed Nov 15 07:18:26 EST 2006
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 12:24:38AM -0500, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> The autotools are an interesting exercise in hacking the shell. People
> really should stop using them and start using more modern build suites
> like scons or cons or ant (ok, maybe not ant) or something. At the very
> least, they replace make, who's time has come.
So what is the replacement for make? "Curious minds . . . "
> To answer your question: It doesn't get better. I've seen it stated
> that only about 30 people in the world know how to write a configure
> script from scratch; the rest copy. It's believable given the
Let's hear it for copying! When I was in harness, and writing
programs, I copied ALL THE TIME(especially from myself<g>).
I sometimes think that there are only 300 people in the world who know
how to write a decent web page; plus about 3000 who don't know but
think they know. And the rest copy.
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
"He lies. He spies. He wants us to ignore
His war . . ." Impeach him!
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