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Re: autoconf-2.69c released [beta]

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.69c released [beta]
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:43:54 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Sun, 27 Sep 2020, Paul Eggert wrote:

On 9/27/20 11:23 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
Is 'autoupdate' supposed to be safe to use?

I would never trust the output of 'autoupdate', no. It's meant to be suggestions and/or indications of problems, and is not meant to be authoritative. Perhaps this should be stated more clearly in the documentation.

That was my recollection from long ago, but things change. The Autoconf utilities recommend executing 'autoupdate'.

With 2.69 (and 2.69c), each one of my AC_TRY_COMPILE() statements was re-written into a form which blows m4's recursion limits. Perhaps I have somehow formatted them incorrectly, but some of them have been working fine since perhaps even 1998.

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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