What's up with the list?

Matěj Týč matej.tyc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 11:28:18 PDT 2008

I am sorry, but I have sent a message to Peter instad to the list and
therefore he has sent the reply only to me as well..

2008/10/8 Peter Johansson <trojkan at gmail.com>

> Matěj Týč wrote:
>> Thank you for your reply,
>>    Ever thought that perhaps nobody really feels they have the
>>    knowledge to answer your questions? Especially when your questions
>>    come to how to interface two different packages such as pkg-config
>>    and autotools. Can't remember exactly what your question was
>>    about, but it never hurts to look through the Autoconf Macro Archive.
>>  Well, pkg-config is considered as part of autotools (see this article
>> http://www.linux.com/articles/114061)
> I disagree. IMHO autoconf, automake, and libtools together form autotools.

>  and it even contains autotools support.
> pkg-config is something outside of autotools that provide some support for
> autotools indeed.
 I agree with that, however pkg-config and autotools may complement each
other extremely well

>  If maintainers don't know how to use that in a smart way, who should?
>> Besides, there really should be an "official" guide.
> A guide would be welcome, in particular on how where to install *.pc files
> etc

>> The next thing that wasn't followed by any reaction was the questions
>> about C++ programs. Why not implement --cppflags and --cxxflags options for
>> C++ developers that need them?
> Personally I would prefer if the flags were more matched to the FLAGS in
> automake. I get the feeling the interface was designed against usage in
> Makefiles.
> Other than that, what would be the difference between cflags and cxxflags.
> I mean only do C++ and I've just put my cxxflags into the cflags. Is that
> wrong?

Sometimes it is vital to be able to use CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS separatelly (I
know that wxWidgets library requires this and possibly other projects that
use C and C++ code). I agree with you regarding the usage in makefiles

>  Anybody knows?
> I don't know, and you only sent your email to me !
> thanks,
> Peter
>> Regards,
>> Matej
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