[XForms] Getting rid of auto-generated files...

Angus Leeming angus.leeming at btopenworld.com
Wed Nov 26 09:32:19 EST 2003

On Wednesday 26 November 2003 2:21 pm, Todd Denniston wrote:

Hi, Todd.

> Actually, fdesign does not need to be ran from the directory containing
> the .fd file.
> You can pass it the path to the .fd, as in `fdesign -convert $<`,
> however fdesign as built now will make the .[ch] files in the same
> directory as the .fd file.

Jean-Marc says that this works only so long as the path to the .fd file does 
not contain any '.'. See his patch.

> perhaps you can/should use the gnu-make extension of vpath's, i.e., have
> the following added to the beginning of the demo's directory Makefile:

Hacks to work round a broken fdesign. Let's fix fdesign instead.

> At a later time it would be nice to have an option to pass to fdesign to
> either force it to output in the current working directory, or another
> specified output directory.

$ fdesign -d <output_dir> -convert ../foo/bar/your_file.fd

That's what I'd like to get working.

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