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Re: AC_HELP_STRING and quotes

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: AC_HELP_STRING and quotes
Date: 19 Feb 2001 12:10:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.1 (Cuyahoga Valley)

Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!
> >>> "Pavel" == Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Pavel> # m4_unquote(STRING)
>  Pavel> # ------------------
>  Pavel> # Remove one pair of the quotes if they exist
> [...]
> This just recall me of a place where I would like quotes not
> to be removed...
> I'd like to use AC_HELP_STRING to construct lines like
>   --enable-foobar[=DIR]   short description here
>                  ^    ^

Yep, this is a known problem, and you know it's known, and you know I
don't want to raise this issue :)

> Unfortunately, it appears there are no ways to obtain this
> (except not using AC_HELP_STRING).

It has to be recoded, it's dirty code, yielding dirty results.  I'd
like to avoid this for 2.50.

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