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Autotools by John Calcote

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Chapter 11. A CATALOG OF TIPS AND REUSABLE SOLUTIONS FOR CREATING GREAT PROJECTS

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

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This chapter began as a catalog of reusable solutions—canned macros, if you will. But as I finished the chapters preceding this one, it became clear to me that I needed to broaden my definition of a canned solution. Instead of just cataloging interesting macros, this chapter lists several unrelated but important tips for creating great projects. Some of these are related to the GNU Autotools, but others are merely good programming practice with respect to open ...

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