Before we dive into the details of
AC_CONFIG_HEADERS, I'd like to spend a little time on the file generation framework Autoconf provides. From a high-level perspective, there are four major things happening in configure.ac:
Check request processing
File instantiation request processing
Generation of the
We've covered initialization—there's not much to it, although there are a few more macros you should be aware of. Check out the GNU Autoconf Manual for more information—look up
AC_COPYRIGHT, for an example. Now let's move on to file instantiation.
There are actually four so-called instantiating macros:
AC_CONFIG_LINKS. An instantiating ...