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Re: multiline substitutions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: multiline substitutions
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 16:42:22 -0700
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On 10/05/10 14:40, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Pro:
>   - Supports multiline substitution (starting with automake 1.10).
>   - Less code to maintain in the module descriptions.
> Cons:
>   - Slower.

Another "Con:" is that it appends to the top-level config.log,
which is not helpful.

I like the pro arguments, but the con arguments are
reasonably important too.  Perhaps we could alter autoconf
to generate a faster config.status, one that has an
option to not append to the log.  For example, config.status
shouldn't have to re-test the characteristics of the shell
looking for Solaris 7 bugs and whatnot, since 'configure'
has already done that.

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