> [libtool is] apparently as hard to get right as using the actual OS
> tools would be, which would at least be debuggable by normal human
"at least be debuggable" - very well put, I completely agree.
Why does automake actually need libtool at all ? I mean it generates the
makefile code, it could as well just generate the code for calling the
actual OS tools directly in the makefiles. This would remove this one
layer of indirection.