The other day I was making a small change to chocolate-doom's build process. chocolate-doom uses automake, a piece of software that has been on my learn-list for quite a while. I have two objections to automake based on this limited experience:

  1. The output filename for automake is
  2. A source code archive contains the result of running automake: i.e., the result, not the source. I can't see why this is any more acceptable than including the result of preprocessing .c or .h files.

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