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Re: cvs diff software/autoconf/autoconf.html

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: cvs diff software/autoconf/autoconf.html
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 02:25:20 -0800

Akim Demaille wrote:
> | Akim,
> |
> | Shall I commit this?  :-)  -- Bruce

> I am not in favor of this.  I don't want to augment the confusion and
> giving the idea that AutoGen is bound to Autoconf in any way.  I don't
> want people to believe writing macros is hard.  So frankly, I don't
> want that.
> But, there are other maintainers of Autoconf.  If they agree, then
> I'll shut up.

If writing macros were easy, the novices would do it.
They dont.  They don't because it is intimidating.
"not hard" does not imply "not intimidating".
Hence, the ac-archive sites.  But, besides, there are
the quoting "gotchas" that really do bite and are not
obvious to the casual macro copiest.

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