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Re: tracing output

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: tracing output
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:08:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

>>> "EB" == Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

 > It is probably also technically possible to change autom4te to always
 > trace m4_changequote, and use that knowledge that quotes have changed and
 > adjust its trace parsing of intermediate traced macros accordingly.
 > However, there are autoconf macros in the wild (particularly Bruno
 > Haible's macros in gnulib) where the author has intentionally disregarded
 > our advice against m4_changequote,

Bummer, that's right, I remember that too...

 > which use m4_changequote(,) to disable quotes around certain blocks
 > of text; I don't know if it is possible to make autom4te behave
 > nicely in the face of disabled quotes if it were to be modified to
 > track all quoting changes.

I don't think you should waste your time for explicitly discouraged
practices :)

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