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Re: gettext.m4 bug

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: gettext.m4 bug
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 19:57:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Eric,

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 03:08:57PM CET:
>Furthermore, you used a raw m4 macro changequote; inside of autoconf,
>you should instead be using the m4sugar wrapper m4_changequote (as it
>is, how does this even work?  m4sugar intentionally disables raw m4
>macro names so that they will not be inadvertently expanded).

m4sugar initialization happens at AC_INIT time.  Anything that is read
before it will not see its limitations.  The contents of aclocal.m4 for

Yes, this sucks.  Yes, if Autoconf changes to to m4sugar renaming before
anything else, a lot of software will break.  I still think it should be
changed eventually.


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