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Re: Forbidden strings

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Forbidden strings
Date: 07 Nov 2000 10:47:15 +0100
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>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

Alexandre> On Nov 6, 2000, Earnie Boyd <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Why not just prefix the reserved autoconf variables with a `_'
>> character?

Alexandre> autoconf used to use just AC_/ac_.  Now, it's claiming
Alexandre> ownership of all of A?_.  That looks a little bit
Alexandre> exagerated to me.

Still, why should we struggle for AR_ and not for AC_?  How can we
decide that users must not use AC_ in their  I
personally think it is saner to get all these A?_* names, because we
already use many of them and will use even more in the future, and to
provide a means to declare what are the symbols to allow, as compared
to catching only a random number of A[CHUMS]_ and provide no escape.

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