[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Bug#385720: m4: INTERNAL ERROR: recursive push_string (fwd)

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Bug#385720: m4: INTERNAL ERROR: recursive push_string (fwd)
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 07:29:39 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060719 Thunderbird/ Mnenhy/

Hash: SHA1

According to Paul Eggert on 9/4/2006 2:16 AM:
> Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:
>> In the meantime, perhaps Autoconf should document that
>> all autom4te input files should always end in newline.
> Naaaah.  Let's just fix the bug in M4.  It's clearly a bug.
> The GNU tradition is to handle arbitrary input files,
> and not to insist on "text" files in the POSIX sense.

Still, if I get M4 1.4.7 out before autoconf 2.61, it may be worth adding
a test case to autoconf that tickles the 1.4.6 bug, so that users are less
likely to install autoconf with a too-old M4 (although you may find, as I
did for m4's testsuite, that portably getting a file without a newline in
the testsuite is not easy :).  I verified that only 1.4.6 has the bug;
1.4.5 works in this instance (but had other bugs).  We already document
that the testsuite fails at least one test with a too-old M4 version,
although right now 1.4.5 passes the autoconf suite with flying colors.

- --
Life is short - so eat dessert first!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
Version: GnuPG v1.4.2.1 (Cygwin)
Comment: Public key at
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]