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Re: patch to invalidate Autom4te cache upon upgrade

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: patch to invalidate Autom4te cache upon upgrade
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 10:51:23 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Following up to your May 25 message
<> re
Debian bug 219621, I was thinking of incorporating the proposed fix
into Autoconf before the 2.61 release, but ran into a couple of

Using the timestamp as a version number is a bit of a hack.  Perhaps
it'd be better to use the Autoconf version number, i.e., the first
line of $version in bin/

Second and more trivially, I'd feel a bit more comfortable matching
the entire first line of the cache file, rather than looking for a
space, followed by the version number, followed by any single
character, at the end of the first line.

I hope these changes would be OK with you.  But at any rate this
should wait until after 2.61 is out, since my ideas haven't been

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