Distributors are somtimes annoyed by people adding CFLAGS to their configure files as they see fit. Especially for source distros this is unwanted in many cases and interferes with the system design.
Ofc this depends on what CFLAGS etc we are talking about.
I attached a patch that would simply add a convenience option for me, so I don't need to apply patches for every version bump or do some weird sed on the configure file.
It will change nothing for you, unless you pass --enable-minimalflags.
The patch was applied against xfe-1.33