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Re: Proposal for fixing automake (was Re: State of automake packages)



On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 01:54:11PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > Hmm.. it's not an alternative if it is not compatible.
> > > It's like bison and yacc, gpc and gcc.
> > 
> > Well to some degree they are compatible. I think a better analogy
> > would be the various vi clones. They all sort of do the same things,
> > but they are not necessarily compatible.
> 
> I had an impression that newer version of automake required 
> newer version of autoconf, which was nowhere near compatible.

It's compatibile for most things.  There are a few thou-shalt-nots which
cause the new version to be broken, but they're easily fixed in almost all
cases.  They just require someone to actually do the fixing.

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