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Re: AS_HELP_STRING in an m4 macro: different decription wrt arguments

From: Vincent Torri
Subject: Re: AS_HELP_STRING in an m4 macro: different decription wrt arguments
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:18:44 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

* Vincent Torri wrote on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 09:14:46AM CET:
On Tue, 26 Jan 2010, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

If we assume that $2 is a literal `yes' or `no', i.e., the value can
be decided at autoconf time (rather than at configure time) it seems
it should be possible to expand to enabled or disabled depending on
the value of $2.

Well, in that case Vincent should use $2 in the argument to
AS_HELP_STRING, not $wanted_value.  Sorry for not reading close enough.

ok. I will change the value of $2 to be "enabled" or "disabled",
instead of "yes" or "no".

There is no need for that.

You can choose different strings at m4 time (i.e., at autoconf run time)
if that's your point.  You just can't use shell code for this, because
it is run way later, at configure run time.

Use something like
       [yes], [enabled],
       [no], [disabled],
       [unknown default])

in the argument to AS_HELP_STRING.

ok, i'll try that. Thank you

Another related question : if i call ECORE_CHECK_MODULE() several
times, only the first help is displayed when i run ./configure
--help. Is it because i use m4 macro ( []m4_defn([DOWN] ) in the 1st
argument of AC_ARG_ENABLE ?

Sounds like an m4 quoting bug somewhere.  Please show small example code
to reproduce.

the smallest example is the one i gave in the first mail ;)

Vincent Torri

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