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Re: specify AC_INIT version externally

From: esseffe
Subject: Re: specify AC_INIT version externally
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:23:57 -0800 (PST)

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> * Carsten Heinrici wrote on Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 09:00:06PM CET:
>> why not including just another m4 file which defines the version number?
>> example:
>> ./version.m4
>>   m4_define([VERSION_NUMBER],[1.2.3])
>> ./package/
>>   m4_include([../version.m4])
>>   AC_INIT([package],VERSION_NUMBER)
> FWIW, it is a bit safer wrt. m4 quoting to use something like
>    AC_INIT([package], m4_defn([VERSION_NUMBER])
> (unfortunately, normal quoting won't work here).

This definitely is the way to go here, using m4_include and m4_define. It
helps localize not just the version, but other info like the email address.
Thanks for your help.

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