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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-03 18:49:57

On Sep 3, 2013, at 6:45 PM, Fabrício Zimmerer Murta <fabricio_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I think autotools has a concept of disallowing symlinks as it seems symlinks can't be done in a portable way, and the goal of autotools is making projects portable.
> Well, if the autotools user feels like using symlinks, then it must be expected to break portability wherever you take your autoconfiscated code to. A choice to the user. Maybe in the case, as the project is bound to specific compilers, it would not be a problem to loose portability a bit more by considering symbolic linking around.

Fair enough.

We've been using sym links in the OMPI project for years in order to compile a series of .c files in 2 different ways. It's portable to all the places that we need/want it.

Jeff Squyres
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