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Re: quoting in autoconf

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: quoting in autoconf
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:55:14 -0700
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[please keep the list in the loop]

According to Josef Vukovic on 12/11/2009 7:47 AM:
>     Which manual (m4 or autoconf), and where?  If you found a particular
>     sentence that confused you, point it out so we can improve it.
> I'm reading the autoconf manual in plain ascii text which can be
> downloaded from the
> autoconf website. I'm reading it sequentialy (topic after topic) so I'm
> now on
> Chapter 3. Making configure scripts.
> In the subsection ("3.1.2 The Autoconf Language") of this chapter I have
> found the note about the quote characters. It is located exactly on the
> line 693 and starts at column 24. The exact text which confused me is:
>    "Arguments should be enclosed within the M4 quote characters `[' and
> `]', .... "
> So to prevent further novices to the GNU Build system and autoconf to be
> confused
>  I would suggest to change it in:
>  "Arguments should be enclosed within the M4sugar quote characters `['
> and `]', ..."
> And insert a hyperlink to the M4sugar text. Which starts at Chapter:
> 8 Programming in M4

Thank you for the suggestion.  I'll probably make a patch along those lines.

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