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- Subject: Re: autotools alternatives, is anybody using autosetup?
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:26:01 -0500
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM, Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The better alternative to autoconf is usually nothing, IMO.
> This is only true for the most trivial cases (which, to be fair, may
> include many lua projects), and often not even then, because even
> trivial autoconf files are usually much simpler than the equivalent
Would you consider LuaJIT to be a "trivial" case? It doesn't use
anything but straight-up "make".
I'm going to have to agree: autoconf is an unnecessary extra step in
software deployment on modern systems, and one that slows down build
times for little tangible benefit.