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From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Why AC_C_CHAR_UNSIGNED?
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 18:05:42 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Eric Blake wrote:

Was there any consensus as to whether obsoleting this macro was
worthwhile?  Remember, making the macro obsolete does not change its

Since signed chars have not gone away, I don't think that obsoleting this macro is worthwhile. There is often an alternative means to find out the same information but since the macro already exists this seems to be a change for the sake of change rather than an improvement.

Note that this is a different situation from the signal function return type since in that case it became clear that systems in use now conform to the ANSI standard so the test is truely no longer useful.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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