[PATCH xf86-input-synaptics] build: use dnl for configure.ac comments

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed May 25 18:33:02 PDT 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 04:29:15PM +0200, Diego Elio Pettenò wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 25/05/2011 alle 16.20 +0200, Cyril Brulebois ha scritto:
> > 
> > just curious; do you have numbers? ./configure is usually insanely
> > long, so I'm not sure a few dozens/hundreds lines are going to make
> > any difference.
> Honestly? No it's unlikely to make any visible difference whatsoever.
> It's just a pet peeve of mine, because by not using dnl (in macros,
> mostly) you _could_ significantly increase the size of the generated
> file.

You can include comments in configure.ac files by starting them with the
‘#’. For example, it is helpful to begin configure.ac files with a line like

     # Process this file with autoconf to produce a configure script.

If there are no visible differences, I'd rather stick with what is
recommended by the documentation, tbh.


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