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[Bug-gnulib] Re: tracing from aclocal

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: tracing from aclocal
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:33:24 +0200
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>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
 > [...]
 Akim> I used to import _all_ the macros at this stage.  IIRC, I was building
 Akim> an aclocal.m4 with an m4_include for each file, and then, using this
 Akim> aclocal.m4, do something like:

 Akim> ~/src/am % autom4te -l autoconf --trace=AC_DEFUN:'$f:$1' m4/*.m4
 > [...]

 > BTW, I just realized that with such a scheme, if some of the
 > /usr/share/alocal/*.m4 files contains an AC_PREREQ, it will
 > apply even to packages that do not use the macro.

You are right.  You get all the side effects.  If one re-defines
AC_DEFUN too.  Maybe you just want to introduce yet another language
which defines AC_DEFUN only, as empty, just for tracing.

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