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Re: cvs autoconf generates broken configure script

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: cvs autoconf generates broken configure script
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 17:42:58 -0800 (PST)

> From: Jens Petersen <address@hidden>
> Date: 19 Dec 2001 18:32:57 +0900
> Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:
> > It's called "underquoting".
> However I note that this seems to be a change of behaviour
> compared to 2.52.  autoconf-2.52 on my file
> generates a good configure file.

If you underquote, the results are undefined.  They might work, and
they might not.  They might work in one release and they might stop
working in the next release.

I suppose it'd be nice if Autoconf could detect underquoting
automatically, or at least the common instances....

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