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Re: msys : convert datadir to windows directory syntax

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: msys : convert datadir to windows directory syntax
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 23:25:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Keith,

* Keith Marshall wrote on Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 08:47:24PM CEST:
> AC_DEFINE_DIR broke when autoconf added `datarootdir', requiring an 
> extra round of `eval' to resolve `$datadir', for example.
> This sort of definition is fragile, for precisely this reason; it will 
> break again, if a future autoconf version chooses to add yet another 
> level of indirection, for some definition you just happen to want to 
> resolve, when you invoke its expansion in the configure script.

FWIW, just to set things a wee bit straighter: Autoconf "chose" to add
the datarootdir indirection exactly because the GNU Coding Standards
required this change.

Cheers, and yes, you may call me nitpicker now, ;-)

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