From LinuxToday.com.au: "Before GNU autoconf saved the day, there were more ways of compiling program
source code than there were programmers writing the source code. Reading
README files, hacking Makefiles, and scrutinising config.h files was fun for a
while, but it soon got very tiring. Thankfully, most developers now use autoconf and
friends when writing their programs, which makes life easier for everybody."
November 28, 2000