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From: Per Starback
Subject: --program-suffix
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 00:21:18 +0100

In GNU Emacs 21.1:

        ./configure --help


  --program-prefix=PREFIX prepend PREFIX to installed program names
  --program-suffix=SUFFIX append SUFFIX to installed program names
                          run sed PROGRAM on installed program names

even though these actually aren't supported by the emacs installation.
It would be nice if that wasn't part of the --help output (especially
now when emacs 21 is new, so people might try --program-suffix=21
before they are ready to leave emacs 20).

Is this an autoconf issue? I have never used autoconf, so I don't
really know what I'm talking about, but the autoconf documentation

> In order to use these transformations, `configure.ac' must call
> the macro `AC_ARG_PROGRAM'.

and it's AC_ARG_PROGRAM that adds these lines to HELP_BEGIN which
makes it a part of the help message.  But I don't find AC_ARG_PROGRAM
used explicitly anywhere in the emacs files.  Is it not possible to
avoid calling this and getting the misleading help?

/ as usual reporting the tiny bugs that noone really cares about :-)

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