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Re: M4sh tests 77 and 78 vs /bin/sh -> dash

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: M4sh tests 77 and 78 vs /bin/sh -> dash
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:22:29 -0700
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On 3/12/20 1:53 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
changed behavior of autoconf trunk was not intentional; it's because
commit 2b59b6f8a79b8bf77e178ff4e5aa0ede433d39cf missed a direct use of
*not to work at all*!

Thanks for catching that. I looked into the history of that part of Autoconf and it appears the string is being echoed only for historical reasons. So I installed the attached to bypass the need for using $as_echo or equivalent.

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