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From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: AC_TRY_EVAL
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 06:32:05 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

Hi Gary,

* Gary V. Vaughan wrote on Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 05:36:46AM CEST:
> I just ran a grep for all occurrences of AC_TRY_EVAL outside of aclocal.m4,
> and the only places it cropped up - among the (almost 5000) package sources
> we maintain at work - is in libtool.m4.
> I think we can safely drop AC_TRY_EVAL without too much ceremony, although
> we'll need something (better!) for Automake and Libtool to use instead, as
> you say.

Well, for one it takes about two years until people upgrade to a Libtool
we release today, for another I would like to introduce more usage of
either AC_TRY_EVAL or a better replacement in Automake *now*.


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