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Re: Patch 4 of 4: Minor typo

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Patch 4 of 4: Minor typo
Date: 19 Feb 2001 11:13:18 +0100
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"Tim Van Holder" <address@hidden> writes:

> > Tim> 2001-02-10  Tim Van Holder  <address@hidden>
> > Tim>        * m4/sanity.m4: Quote AC_MSG_RESULT's argument.
> > 
> > Why?
> As I understand it, the current convention is that ALL arguments
> to autoconf macros should be quoted (even trivial ones like
> 'yes' and 'no').
> Basically, I ran a cvs diff on my local tree and this change
> showed up. Looking into this now, there are several other
> AC_MSG_RESULT calls in m4/ that are unquoted.
> I'll defer the decision on whether to quote all or none of them
> to you or Akim; it does not really matter that much.

I sometimes apply very strict rules in Autoconf, hoping it will help
readers to catch the rules of quotation, but indeed here, although
very correct (actually to be extremely correct there should be two
levels of quotations: this is a terminal, a literal), it's kind of
obfuscating :)

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