This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: [RFC] patch libffi autoconversion
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, andreas tobler wrote:
> >>>+AC_INIT([libffi], [3.5], [http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/])
> >>Isn't zero-argument AC_INIT the preferred form now?
> > No, the >3 arguments AC_INIT is the preferred form with autoconf-2.5x.
> > You might be mixing it up with AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE, which now prefers the 0
> > or 1-argument form.
> Then I keep the above try?
You don't hardcode the GCC version number anywhere beyond gcc/version.c
and gcc/doc/include/gcc-common.texi. There are far too many manual
release management steps as is. Ideally we'd only have the version number
and release status in gcc-common.texi and put those in a generated C file
at configuration or build time, combining those with an automatically
updated date to get the version string, so avoiding the need to change
version.c when the version number changes.
Joseph S. Myers