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Re: Autoconf 2.53 is released

From: akim
Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.53 is released
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 08:46:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 05:57:52PM -0800, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Akim Demaille wrote:
> > 
> > The Autoconf team is extremely pleased to announce Autoconf 2.53.  We
> > hope it will address your problems, and make your life easier.
> > - Double quoting macros
> FYI:  this will teach me for upgrading without thorough testing.
> I double quoted the program arguments like you said I should,
> only to find that when I upgraded I was overquoted and it trashed
> *my* release.  In the future, I cannot recommend strongly enough
> that when you change interfaces like this, CHANGE THE NAME, TOO!

There must be some confusion here.  The section of the NEWS file you are
quoting here refers to the documentation changes: 2.53 documents what
macros are double quoting (as oppposed to the rest of Autoconf), because
we cannot change the interface for backward compatibility.


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