autotools and patches

Gonçalo Ferreira gonsas at
Thu Aug 31 02:29:24 PDT 2006

Hi Robert,

On 8/31/06, Robert Connolly <robert at> wrote:
> I can't really see a disadvantage, other than the time consumption. Does
> anyone have reasons against adding autoconf, automake, and libtool to chapter
> 5? I'd love to hear comments too, maybe there are issues I have overlooked.

Seems like a good thing to do.

However, I think that coping with both those auto* changes and the new,
bleeding-edge toolchain is maybe a bit too ambitious...


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