The discussion has started there:
Autotools create quite a lot of build artifacts, which shouldn't get
uploaded to repositories. Populating the VCS-specific ignore files in
every project using Autotools is cumbersome, and the set of auxiliary
files generated is a subject to change with newer versions of Autotools
and the specific tools being used.
So, should Autotools be improved to detect a known VCS being used and
add ignore lines for it automatically? Many modern project generators
and build systems, including Meson and create-react-app, do that to some
extent, but I doubt if this is actually in the scope of Autotools and
follows its ideas.
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