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Re: [PATCH] Automatic rebuilding of build files

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_panoptico.reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-05-01 20:09:37 CEST

>>I have been using this for a long time. Perhaps you could consider
>>commiting this into Subversion itself...
>>
>>
>
>In the past, we've decided against having rules like this. Automatic
>reconfiguration can be annoying when it's unwanted (for instance, the
>environment may be different than it was during initial configuration,
>such that you get different results).
>
>That was back in 2001 or so. We have different developers now, so
>perhaps the current consensus would be different, but I'm personally
>still opposed to having such rules.
>
>

If your environment is so different (e.g. you removed APR headers) then
you'll have problems anyway. If you are talking about a simple
environment variable change, then that variable should just be marked in
configure.in with AC_ARG_VAR. This explicitly documents that the
variable affects Subversion (in configure's hel) and it will make
configure to store its value in config.status.

Why don't you try yourself my patch for a while? =)

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