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Re: m4 quoting change? (2.52->2.53)

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: m4 quoting change? (2.52->2.53)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 21:21:52 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Roger Leigh <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 21:30:57 +0100
> If I write a macro that I want to work with several autoconf versions,
> is there any way I can special-case what to do when run with a specific
> version.

This is almost surely the wrong way to go.  The whole point of
Autoconf is to test for the features your programs need, rather than
look at various version numbers (a technique that sounds good at first
but eventually leads to a maintenance nightmare).  The same philosophy
should be applied to Autoconf macros themselves.  We don't want them
to backslide into versionism.

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