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18. History of Autoconf

You may be wondering, Why was Autoconf originally written? How did it get into its present form? (Why does it look like gorilla spit?) If you're not wondering, then this chapter contains no information useful to you, and you might as well skip it. If you are wondering, then let there be light....

18.1 Genesis  Prehistory and naming of configure
18.2 Exodus  The plagues of M4 and Perl
18.3 Leviticus  The priestly code of portability arrives
18.4 Numbers  Growth and contributors
18.5 Deuteronomy  Approaching the promises of easy configuration

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