Re: Future plans for Autotools

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I want to share an interesting perspective that's overlooked and something that the Autotools is capable of fixing:

All the examples in the video are a result of targets underspecifying their dependencies, but the bug is invisible due to make's timestamp-based nature rebuilding lots of things, including the unspecified dependencies of the target.

Does using autotools avoid this problem?
Are there other approaches to ensuring correctness apart from make becoming stateful(like keeping track of changes in file attributes in addition to mtime to check if it's up to date)?

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