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Re: m4_pattern_forbid matches itself

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: m4_pattern_forbid matches itself
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 18:17:31 -0500
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Phil Edwards <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 03:07:29PM -0500, Raja R Harinath wrote:
>> That's probably because it's been rate-limited.  Only one error per
>> forbidden word, it appears.
> Ah.  Okay, so I just need to put the m4_pattern_forbid() call at the end
> of, so that all possible uses precede it.
> *tries it*
> Very good!

I think you you should still try


> *sticks a use of target_alias in acinclude.m4/aclocal.m4*
> Crumbs.  Still only triggers on
> *reads perl code*
> Oh.  It's documented as only complaining about the last input file.
> The comment is correct; this /is/ unsatisfying.  :-) Sticking a call
> to m4_pattern_forbid in acinclude.m4 doesn't help, either, since
> aclocal-1.7 doesn't use autom4te to do its work.  I'll have to think
> of something else.


'autom4te' complains if the forbidden pattern appears in the _output_.
So, if the use of target_alias is in an unused portion of
acinclude.m4, it won't complain.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ address@hidden

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