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Re: touch gets stuck for named pipes

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: touch gets stuck for named pipes
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 20:25:41 +0200

Eric Blake wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini <bonzini <at> gnu.org> writes:
>> >      This macro is obsolescent, as all current systems have a `utime'
>> >      that behaves this way.  New programs need not use this macro.
>> I think that then _this_ is the cross-compilation default to be fixed.
>> Ok?
> Fix these nits before applying:
>> -             ac_cv_func_utime_null=no)])
>> +             ac_cv_func_utime_null=yes)])
> I'd write this as 'ac_cv_func_utime_null="guessing yes"', to make it obvious.

It would be a tad more backwards-compatible to stick with "yes".
Consider a configure.ac that does this,

    if test $ac_cv_func_utime_null = yes; then

That would malfunction with the "guessing yes" value.

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