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Re: Is AC_DEFUN_ONCE supposed to be public?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Is AC_DEFUN_ONCE supposed to be public?
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 05:51:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:

> Kelley sent in a patch to have aclocal recognize AC_DEFUN_ONCE
> definitions.
> The AC_DEFUN_ONCE macro was introduced in Autoconf 2.50 and is
> not mentioned in the manual.  I didn't know about it, until that
> patch came in.  Anyway since it's undocumented it means it's an
> internal macro that people shouldn't depend on, and aclocal
> should not care about it.

iirc, autoconf has a naming convention for undocumented features.
Its documentation indicates those should begin with '_AC_'.
Any other interpretation is itself undocumented.

Thomas E. Dickey

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