Posted Nov 7, 2011 0:31 UTC (Mon) by raven667
In reply to: Hmm...
Parent article: libabc: a demonstration library for kernel developers
Nope, automake is not my favorite thing...
Ah, no objections here. Automake is horrible. But it's standard - and that's what counts. Kind of reverse to the usual saying: all automake projects are unhappy - but they are unhappy in the same way, all CMake/scons/whatever projects [may] be happy (I'm not sure), but they are happy in their own way and demand induvidual approach.
This is exactly. The point that lennart seemed to be trying to make, not that autotools are particularly awesome but that they are a de-facto standard. Downstream users such as sys admins, packagers, automated build tools, etc know how to deal with automake and not any other flavor of the week systems.
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