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From: Christian Lindig <lindig@v...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml support in autotools

On Aug 2, 2006, at 2:46 PM, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
> However, from my own experience, people attempting to implement by
> themselves a build system, instead of using/contributing to an existing
> one (autotools is the not the only one) generally only consider their
> own constraints, or the one they are aware of, and generaly fails in
> specific scenarios [..]

I totally agree that building on the knowledge of Autotools would be 
better. But in my experience I have to write a lot of shell code in 
configure.in because the tests I require are not provided (or I can't 
find them). There is no guarantee that this code does not break in 
specific scenarios (but the chance of breaking is slimmer - I admit).

-- Christian