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On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 01:12:19AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Peter Drahoš <> writes:
> > - Hard to read, write and learn
> > - Generally developer unfriendly
> > - Considered obsolete (most bigger projects switching to CMake, Scons ...)
> Your other points are reasonable to varying degrees, but these are just
> wrong.

As a developer, I couldn't agree more with the three points you isolate.
We found auto* so unpleasent in terms of documentation, readability,
ease of use, learning curve, performance, and a dozen other metrics that
we abandoned any use of it in our web browser.  We now have a single
build system that builds a GUI web browser (including layout engine) on
half a dozen platforms (including extremely un-UNIX-like ones) without a
bit of autoconf/make in sight.  This makes me warm and fuzzy inside.