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Re: AC_INIT bug-address question

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: AC_INIT bug-address question
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:34:53 -0600
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On 10/13/2010 07:07 PM, Miles Bader wrote:
Miles Bader<address@hidden>  writes:
Does it matter that autoconf/general.m4, autoconf/status.m4, and
autotest/general.m4 wrap PACKAGE_BUGREPORT in<  ...>  in their messages?
Would look a bit ugly as<A U Thor<address@hidden>>.

Perhaps they shouldn't do such wrapping, although I suppose it's up to
the package authors, as they determine both the format of the address in
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT, and the way it is used.

Hmm, just to clarify:  I don't mean that the addresses shouldn't be
wrapped in<...>  when presented to the user, but rather that maybe the
wrapping should be done in AC_INIT, rather than by the version-output

For the record, autoconf itself is one of those tools that blindly assumes it can add a <> wrapper around PACKAGE_BUGREPORT. Run './configure --help | tail' to see what Ralf was talking about.

Now, autoconf can probably be taught to omit <> wrappers if PACKAGE_BUGREPORT already included some; patches welcome.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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