reorganizing ./configure --help output ?

Enrico Weigelt enrico.weigelt at
Fri Nov 16 06:30:14 PST 2012


> On Thu, 2012-11-15 at 22:16 +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > is it possible to reorganize the ./configure help options
> > into several groups for easier reading ?
> Grief - the re-ordering is done by changing the order of the options
> in That tends to generate -huge- patches and screws with
> the interdependency of various options (if we're not quite careful).

Well, if you're just concerned about patch size - we could do that
in smaller steps. Option declarations (AC_ARG_ENABLE[]+friends calls)
already seem to be pretty separated from actual option handling,
so this, IMHO shouldn't be such a big deal.

The more interesting question to me right now is: how to add the
separate section headers, so configure --help would look like:

>>       --enable-some-foo         blaah
>> MacOS-X target specific options
>>       --with-macosx-sdk         .....
>>                                 .....

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards 

Enrico Weigelt 
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