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From: Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+ocaml@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml support in autotools
Christian Lindig wrote:

> Having a ./configure is very convenient for developers and users alike. 

Agreed.

> Hoever, it does not have to be generated from Autoconf. The OCaml 
> distribution uses manually written shell scripts,

Yes, I am aware than I can write my own configure script but I 
would *much* rather user autoconf and automake if they both
support Ocaml. I already use autoconf, automake and libtool
for two C libraries.

> I found it much easier to implement the checks that I need in my own 
> little Perl script rather than relying on Autotools.

I have and will continue to write M4 macros for autoconf as
required.

Erik
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