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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-03 19:01:30


I still don't see an issue with just detecting the version of automake being used, and setting a conditional that indicates whether or not to use explicitly include the subdir. Seems like a pretty trivial solution.

On Sep 3, 2013, at 3:49 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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.
>
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