Michael Jennings schrieb:
> On Saturday, 27 September 2008, at 22:28:29 (+0200),
> Peter Wehrfritz wrote:
>> The filename "configure.in" is deprecated for a long time now. Since
>> we are now using svn it'd be easy to move the files to the correct
>> name "configure.ac". If there aren't any objections, I will do the
> Personally I prefer configure.in (it makes a lot more sense and is
> more consistent with the convention of *.in files), and I seem to
> recall something about them reconsidering that decision anyway.
I disagree here. *.in files (like Makefile.in, foo.h.in or blah.pc.in)
are file that are processed by configure. *.am files are the input files
of automake and consequently *.ac files are the input files for autoconf.
> not really sure there's a compelling reason to make this change.
That's right, besides maybe the feeling to do it right :). The only
danger is that the autostuff folks tend to break compatibility even
during minor version releases. I don't know, however, if they plan to
drop support for configure.in.