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Autotools: A Practitioner's Guide to autoconf, automake and libtool

May 12, 2008, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Calcote)

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"There are few people who would deny that autoconf, automake and libtool have revolutionized the free software world. While there are many thousands of Autotools advocates, some developers absolutely hate the Autotools, with a passion. Why? Let me try to explain with an analogy.

"In the early 1990's I was working on the final stages of my bachelor's degree in computer science at Brigham Young University. I took a 400-level computer graphics class, wherein I was introduced to C++, and the object-oriented programming paradigm..."

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