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Re: AM_INCLUDE is a bad name.

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: AM_INCLUDE is a bad name.
Date: 06 Feb 2001 17:01:42 +0100
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Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:

> > Don't go that way!  AC_PREREQ.
> The problem is that sometimes you really want to support the latest stable
> version of Autoconf as well as the latest development version.
> Automake is a perfect example.

I shall say again `ifdef'.  And if you really want something like
this, then go for AC_PREREQ(2.13), and m4_if(AC_ACVERION, 2.13)

> But for this to work, the oldest supported version of Autoconf must
> support this syntax. It is quite possible that Autoconf 2.50 will the
> oldest supported version for some projects in a couple of years.
> So it's better to be prepared.

This is a very bad way.  I don't want to go there, people will ask for
more and more backward compatibility, and the hell with it.  AU_DEFUN
and nothing more.

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