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Re: Autoconf Data Representation

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: Autoconf Data Representation
Date: 06 Dec 2001 10:32:23 +0100
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 >> From: Ryan Collins <address@hidden>
 >> Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 03:35:25 -0500 (EST)
 >> @INSTALL_atom@ -->  "/usr/bin/install -c"
 >> @INSTALL_list@ -->  '("/usr/bin/install" "-c")

 Paul> An interesting idea.  Hmm, wouldn't it be better to use a syntax that
 Paul> doesn't infringe on the user name space?  Also, something where the
 Paul> terminology isn't scsh-specific, and where the semantics are easier to
 Paul> grok instantly.  For example, how about using the following syntax
 Paul> instead?

 Paul> @INSTALL@ --> /usr/bin/install -c
 Paul> @"INSTALL"@ -> "/usr/bin/install -c"
 Paul> @("INSTALL")@ -> ("/usr/bin/install" "-c")

What's wrong with the following syntax?

 (string-split "@INSTALL@" #\space) ;; or whatever this function is called

That way, no Autoconf modification is needed :)


Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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