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Re: 10-fyi-m4-backend.patch

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: 10-fyi-m4-backend.patch
Date: 05 Feb 2002 13:04:08 +0100

On Tue, 2002-02-05 at 11:05, Akim Demaille wrote:
> Index: ChangeLog
> from  Akim Demaille  <address@hidden>
>       Give a try to M4 as a back end.
>       * lib/readpipe.c: New, from wdiff.

This immediately kills any and all DOS/DJGPP support, as there are no
pipes or forks on those platforms.  If it is possible to do the same
using popen()/pclose(), that _would_ work on those platforms.

>       * data/m4sugar/m4sugar.m4, data/m4sugar/version.m4: New,
>       shamelessly stolen from CVS Autoconf.

Oh dear - I hope its maintainer doesn't mind...  I heard he was a really
difficult person to work with :-P

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