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[leafnode-list] Autoconf book

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Mark Brown wrote:
> The problems you raised weren't problems created by using make rather
> than autoconf, they were problems created by bugs in the Makefile.  My
> experience has been that while autoconf is great for people who
> understand it works it can be a very unapproachable tool otherwise and
> the Makefiles it produces are sometimes not a model of readability.

A book has recently been published about autoconf/automake which may
go some way to fixing the unapproachability problems it maight have.

I say "may" because I haven't actually read the book. As well as dead
trees it's available at:


***** Phil Hunt ***** 
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little head about what has gone wrong; here's a pretty animation of a 
paperclip to look at instead."
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