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Re: AC_CHECK_TOOL changes, take 2

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: AC_CHECK_TOOL changes, take 2
Date: 18 Mar 2004 15:12:47 -0800
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bonzini <address@hidden> writes:

> Here it is.

Looks OK to me; please install.

> 1) sometimes TeX hangs on macros with an unbraced argument, such as
>     @hdrindex alloca.h
> Ok to change these to the braced form all over autoconf.texi?


> 2) maybe time has come to remove the "--host sets --build"
> (mis)feature of configure scripts?  And what about "./configure host"?

Wow, ambition!  I like that.  :-)

What is the logical next step of a transition strategy here?  I don't
want to have abrupt changes that break things, but issuing warnings
should be OK.  For example, what happens now when people assume that
--host sets --build?  (Sorry, I don't do cross-compiles much, so I'm a
relative novice here.)  If it doesn't generate a warning, perhaps we
should just generate a warning for now.

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