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- Subject: Re: autotools alternatives, is anybody using autosetup?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:03:35 +0200
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 7:26 AM, Coda Highland <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
Yes, I have to side with William on this one. From a user
perspective, the output of './configure --help' is very daunting, and
the key custom configuration parameters (like where your non-standard
Lua is) are hidden n the noise.
Another option is to use Lua for generating the makefile, or at least
the .inc files. Yes, there is a fair amount of support code (I find
myself coding which() far too often) but that can go into a relatively
small support module that ships with the build. Being inside Lua also
means that you know your module path, etc.
And then you have a fighting chance of getting a cross-platform build working ;)