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README patches for Bison

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: README patches for Bison
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 00:22:12 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

I installed this in response to a user report of problems building
Bison from CVS:

2004-05-25  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * README: Mention GNU m4 1.4 bugs and Akim's patched version.
        * README-alpha: Don't tell people not to package this.

RCS file: /cvsroot/bison/bison/README,v
retrieving revision 1.8
diff -p -u -r1.8 README
--- README      21 May 2004 21:03:41 -0000      1.8
+++ README      26 May 2004 07:17:28 -0000
@@ -3,11 +3,12 @@ This directory contains the Bison parser
 See the file INSTALL for generic compilation and installation instructions.
 See the file doc/FAQ for frequently asked questions.
-Bison requires GNU m4 1.4 (or later, if a later version of GNU m4
-becomes available).  The following m4 patches are recommended:
+Bison requires GNU m4 1.4 or later.  Vanilla GNU m4 1.4 has some
+serious bugs, so we recommend using m4 1.4 as patched by the standard
+GNU/Linux distributions.  If you're building GNU m4 1.4 from scratch
+we suggest using this version:
 Older versions of Sun Forte Developer 6 update 2 have a compiler bug
 that cause "make check" to fail with a "Encounter BINCL entry"
Index: README-alpha
RCS file: /cvsroot/bison/bison/README-alpha,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -p -u -r1.2 README-alpha
--- README-alpha        22 Oct 2002 11:32:38 -0000      1.2
+++ README-alpha        26 May 2004 07:17:28 -0000
@@ -7,18 +7,12 @@ The documentation still needs more work.
 Patches even more welcome.
 Please send comments and problem reports about this test release to
address@hidden  This program will get better only if you report
+<address@hidden>.  This program will get better only if you report
 the problems you encounter.
-Please, *do not package this*, *do not distribute it* widely, it is
-not ready for full scale use.  Because it is not fully functional, if
-you distribute this package, we will be buried under bug reports from
-panicked users.  We don't have time to spend on this, and nor do the
-Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+Copyright (C) 2002, 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 This file is part of GNU Bison.

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