Keeping sync'd

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu Feb 24 17:47:26 CET 2005

Daichi Kawahata wrote:
> Hi,

Hey Daichi,

> I wrote a *rough* *uncivilized* shell script which creates
> file. Personally, I'd include this script into xfce4-dev-tools, and
> invoke with certain m4 macro or include it macro itself so that this
> list file will be generated automatically in process, of
> course it needs to be modified.
> There must be clever way, I'll welcome your (shell/perl script, m4
> macro, autotools magician) opinion.

Its up to the maintainer to adjust, when he includes another 
file. Automating this using a script looks like awaiting breakage, 
atleast for me, as I normally have uncommitted, test .c files and such 
in my local sandboxes, and so it would break other peoples builds if I'd 
create a tarball with a, that was generated on my system 
(ok, one could argue that creating tarballs should happen from a clean 

Since adding new files to a project is not one of the most common 
operations (atleast not in Xfce), I don't see the need to scriptify the 
generation of, but I may be missing your point. Maybe you 
can explain?


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