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Re: AM_PROG_MKDIR_P: too soon to obsolete this macro?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: AM_PROG_MKDIR_P: too soon to obsolete this macro?
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:20:23 +0200

Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 09/12/2012 06:04 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> I see that gettext (latest from git) still AC_REQUIRE's
>> AM_PROG_MKDIR_P from its intl.m4 and po.m4 files, which
>> are pulled into *many* projects.
> I know.  I sent a patch several months ago to gettext to fix that issue:
>   <>
> and other peoples have reported the problem as well:
>   <>
> but no answer/feedback has come.
> If gettext doesn't fix the issue, projects using it will have to put a
> workaround in place themselves, like adding an AM_PROG_MKDIR_P definition
> (simply as an alias to AC_PROG_MKDIR_P) in a local '.m4' file.  Sorry.

Even if gettext fixes it today, it will take months, if not years
for the new version to reach developers.  Are you sure you want to
force every automake-and-gettext-using project to adapt to what looks
like a whim?

Please reconsider.

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