(toplevel patch) Use canonical names for target_subdir, build_subdir.

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 19:16:00 GMT 2003

On Jan 24, 2003, Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

>> I see where you're coming from, but we're really going to have to bite
>> the bullet and duplicate autoconf 2.5x's behavior WRT machine name

> You mean autoconf 2.13's behavior, I assume...

No, I meant duplicating the logic that 2.5x uses to set canonical
names to propagate the corresponding non-canonical names.

> OK.  I'll do this the easy way:  I'll write Autoconf macros which
> determine the "target_subdir" and "build_subdir" (exactly the same way
> they're determined now), put the macros in an include file, and
> rewrite the configure scripts to include it.  How does that sound?

I fail to see the point, but if you want to take the code out into a
macro, don't let me stop you.

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