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Re: patch for problems with echo '-...' and echo '...\...'

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: patch for problems with echo '-...' and echo '...\...'
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 19:21:26 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Eric,

* Eric Blake wrote on Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 07:12:08PM CET:
> With this patch applied, the m4 testsuite once again passes, so no
> autoconf changes are needed in regards to this thread's change from
> echo to printf.  I'm not sure if it is worth an autoconf and/or gnulib
> macro to detect the newlib bug, since the cygwin community tends to
> recommend updating cygwin rather than trying to put workarounds in
> upstream packages.

Are there platforms other than Cygwin that both use newlib, and are less
easy to update (e.g., because there are proprietary bits to it), and are
interesting for Autoconf'ed projects?


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