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Re: FYI: catch variable names starting with `_' (PR/291).

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: FYI: catch variable names starting with `_' (PR/291).
Date: 08 Jul 2002 20:35:54 -0600
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>>>>> "adl" == Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

adl> Strictly speaking, the _am_installdirs variable doesn't need to
adl> be renamed because it's never output, but it seems cleaner to
adl> keeps things simple and apply to same rule to everybody.

I agree.

adl> (BTW, reading the code I've not found where this variable is
adl> stopped from being output; there are a two `Accumulating
adl> variables must not be output' comments, but they seem misplaced.)

Only Akim knows for sure...

adl> Supporting these target portably probably require changes to the
adl> canonicalization rules (is this worth the trouble?).

I think it is.  Someone out there will try to write a program with a
funny name.  On my box there are already standard programs whose names
start with `4'.  I wouldn't be surprised to find more eventually.


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