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Re: Iterating over variable using AC_DEFINE to get HAVE_FOO_varitem (sim

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Iterating over variable using AC_DEFINE to get HAVE_FOO_varitem (similar to AC_CHECK_HEADERS)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 14:30:12 -0600
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On 05/17/2010 01:44 PM, Daniel Leidert wrote:
>> AS_FOR is not (yet) documented;
> I tried m4_foreach_w too. But this fails too:
>> ALL_LINGUAS="de fr nl"
>> m4_foreach_w(

m4_foreach_w does iteration of a list known at m4 time...

>>         [AC_lingua],
>>         [$ALL_LINGUAS],

but $ALL_LINGUAS is a list not known until shell time.  Therefore,
m4_foreach_w sees a single-element list - the string "$ALL_LINGUAS".

I meant that it would be worth writing an open-coded shell for loop:

for lingua in $ALL_LINGUAS; do

> Even if I use m4_unquote, m4_split, ... I can't get this to work. My
> working solution now is this one:
>> m4_define([_MY_LINGUAS], [de fr nl])

With this approach, you've moved the whitespace list of linguas out of
shell and into m4...

>> m4_foreach_w(
>>         [AC_lingua],
>>         _MY_LINGUAS,

which explains why this is working better for you.

> Unfortunately the shell loop didn't work for me. I tried this:
>> ALL_LINGUAS="de fr nl"
>> for lang in $ALL_LINGUAS
>> do
>>      AC_MSG_NOTICE([Having lingua $lang])dnl debugging
>>      AH_TEMPLATE(AS_TR_CPP([HAVE_LINGUA_$lang]), [Define to 1 for $lang 
>> lingua support.])
>> done
> It did split the variable correctly, but AH_TEMPLATES didn't seem to
> work. Maybe I did something wrong (quotation maybe?)?

Ah - to use an indirect variable (as in the value of HAVE_LINGUA_$lang),
you have to us AS_VAR_PUSHDEF and AS_VAR_POPDEF.  AH_TEMPLATE is a no-op
unless it has a literal argument, but you gave it an indirect argument.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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