Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of pm-autotools-intro


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May 29, 2006 11:55:19 PM (14 years ago)
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andreasw
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    77The goal of Autoconf is to provide developers of open source software with an easy way to ensure portability of their code.  Autoconf can perform tests to find out platform and compiler dependent properties, such as the presence of certain program, libraries, or header files.  The {{{configure}}} script is a shell script for {{{/bin/sh}}}, i.e., the basic shell that is available on every UNIX-like system (including Linux, Cygwin, and MSys).  The attempt is made to write this script so that it will work on almost every such system, and therefore the least common denominator of all platforms is taken.
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     9Autoconf uses the preprocessor {{{m4}}} to generate the script.  In the {{{configure.ac}}} input file, you specify ''autoconf macros'', some of which take arguments, and can in a sense be understood as subprograms.
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    911=== Template Files ===