[svlug] Unified Makefile
shaeffer at got.net
Sun Apr 22 09:54:01 PDT 2001
On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 10:48:59AM -0400, Charles Peterman wrote:
> My summation of the photo is, "Its a solution
> to a difficult problem that involves the cunning use of several usually
> un-associated things. Unfortunately its a problem that, while interesting
> to see solved once, holds absolutely no practical value."
You'll note the subtitle at the bottom left:
"Expert insight into porting software and building large projects using GNU
Well, it is the state of the industry that makes the problem difficult. Many
platforms, OS's and libraries, and versions of libraries... This complexity
is good overall and a symptom of creative endeavor and competition--despite
the consequences that confront developers.
My first impression is that Autoconf and Automake greatly simplify an
otherwise daunting task. When you think about how well the Autotools actually
work in practice--I think it is a refreshing breeze in a somewhat chaotic
> Afterthought, "and that guy looks way too happy with his livestock."
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