automake vs. GNU make
Posted Feb 8, 2008 0:42 UTC (Fri) by stevenj
In reply to: automake vs. GNU make
Parent article: LCA: Disintermediating distributions
You haven't suggested any way for things to get better, you've just flamed a tool because you've encountered a couple of buggy packages that misused it, and it didn't correct for all the deficiencies of the developers. Then you tried to debug the problem yourself and failed because you didn't bother to read the fine manual.
Your suggestions, as far as I can tell, have been either for every developer to reinvent the wheel by rolling their own platform-dependent scripts, or for the developers to push the whole problem onto the end-users by giving them a raw Makefile and telling them to fix the compiler options themselves. Neither of these seems like an improvement.
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