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Re: AC_INIT translates PACKAGE to lower case

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: AC_INIT translates PACKAGE to lower case
Date: 31 Jan 2002 05:33:03 +0100

Am Don, 2002-01-31 um 02.21 schrieb Tom Tromey:
> >>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
> Ralf> If using the new AC_INIT and AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE syntax, PACKAGE
> Ralf> gets translated to lower case letters. - Why this change?
> Akim> Because that's the case for most packages.
> I think the underlying question is, why does autoconf make this change
> at all?  Why not let the user write what he intends, and then just
> respect it?
Right, that's the point and it applies to both PACKAGE and
PACKAGE_TARNAME (rsp. automake's "make dist").

IMO, it's not autoconf's task nor right to lowercase anything
non-internal, esp. not PACKAGE, because this had been _clearly_
documented as not being touched by automake.

>  I confess I don't understand the rationale here.
Neither do I.


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