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Re: AC_CHECK_TOOL changes, take 2

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: AC_CHECK_TOOL changes, take 2
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:00:36 +0100

On Sun, 2004-03-21 at 00:26, Paul Eggert wrote:
> >> AFAICT, "configure host" has been deprecated since the earliest days of
> >> autoconf-2.5x.
> >
> > Yes, it is.
> It may have been deprecated in Autoconf, but it's still part of the
> GNU coding standards <>.
> Autoconf should continue to support it as long as it in the coding
> standards, and perhaps even for some time after it's removed from the
> coding standards.
IMO, not necessarily a good decision.

This deprecation in autoconf is around for years and people have been
explicitly warned about it.

> I don't offhand see the harm of supporting "configure FOO" as a
> synonym for "configure --build=FOO".
It would be a behavioral change: 
It currently is a synonym to "configure --host=FOO"

> (Hmm, I though Akim was trying to get the GCS changed here -- perhaps
> it didn't take, or only part of his changes were accepted?)
I recall the threads when this change had been introduced, but I don't
recall any attempt to get the GCS changed wrt. --host.


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