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Re: What is an unquoted macro call?

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: What is an unquoted macro call?
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 08:08:44 +0000

Hi Jian,

I believe the problem is the double quoting.

Please try:

 AS_HELP_STRING([--with-bar=DIR], [Where to find bar libs])



> I tried to use AS_HELP_STRING and found that we cannot double quote its
> parameters. For example, I wrote a testing like this:
> AC_INIT([Foo], [1.0], address@hidden, [foo])
>     bar,
>     AS_HELP_STRING([--with-bar=DIR], [[Where to find bar libs]])
> )
> Then I run autoconf to generate the configure script. But when I run
> `configure --help' it outputed like this:
> Optional Packages:
>   --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]    use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
>   --without-PACKAGE       do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
>   --with-bar=DIR          Where, to, find, bar, libs
> Why the HELP string for `--with-bar' was seperated by commas? Anything I did
> wrong?

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