Fri Dec 27 04:56:00 GMT 2002
James Buchanan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> GNU autoconf, automake and libtool by Vaughan, Elliston, Tromey and
> Taylor published by New Riders.
Thank you. I'll see if a local store has a copy I can pre-read before
> Excellent book and good tutorial and
> reference. For make, try the GNU Make book published by the FSF
I've got an alder copy of that. As far as I can tell, it is a printed
version of 'info make'. (one of the goals of the texinfo doc
format is printed and electronic manuals from the same source.)
> There is "Using and Porting GCC" or something like that, also
> published by the FSF Press.
Again, that's a printed version of 'info gcc', and again, I've an
older copy somewheres. Of course now the gcc manual is being split
into user sections and porting sections, but I strongly suspect
the new printed gcc books will continue to be identical to the
> If you get that, also get the GNU C
> Library book by the FSF Press.
This one I don't have, but I suspect it is also similar to 'info
It's good you mentioned them; they are easier on the eyes, cheap,
buying them supports the FSF, etc. And they are good books
(despite that I implied earlier that they weren't books) but they
are identical to the online version, as far as I know.
> All excellent books, and all available
> free in postscript format, too (the FSF ones.) I usually print these
> and stick them in ringbinders since there is no way I can afford to
> buy all these books.
It's been years since I bought one, but I thought they were ~US$10 a
copy or so (printed, that is)... (the softweare field is
interesting in this way; when one is employed, books are often
ridicoulously cheap in proportion to one's income. When one isn't
employed, they are quite expensive.)
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