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Re: Keep variable un-expanded in configure script

From: Too, Justin A.
Subject: Re: Keep variable un-expanded in configure script
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:38:21 -0800
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Hi guys,

I was simply creating a convenience function to output a lot of debugging
info, temporarily.

Thanks for the pointers,

On 3/12/11 12:51 AM, "Andres Perera" <address@hidden> wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 3:47 AM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden>
>> Hello Andres,
>> * Andres Perera wrote on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:42:04PM CET:
>>> why are you defining a function inside of a macro?
>> Can't speak for Justin of course, but recent Autoconf itself defines
>> lots of functions inside macros.  Or, let's say, it causes shell
>> functions to be emitted "somewhere" in the configure script, to make it
>> smaller and more efficient than it could be without them.  While
>> maintaining the user API from before shell functions were used.
>granted, the $as_required test specifies shell functions as exactly that
>yet if he's doing a static check, he does not need a function. not to
>mention that using the `function' builtin, which is specific to bash,
>ksh, and descendants, partly defeats one of autoconf's purposes
>beyond that, i'd also like to see exactly what he is trying to do
>since we are both speculating

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