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Re: [patch] parted.m4

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: [patch] parted.m4
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 09:59:52 +0200
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> >     * parted.m4 (GNU_CHECK_PARTED):  Renamed from GNU_CHECK_PARTED.
> I presume you mean "from AC_CHECK_PARTED" ;)


> >     There are only two resevered autoconf namespaces: AC_* and AM_*;
> >     avoid them.
> >     Be more verbose when printing error messages.
> GNU seems to be a strange namespace to use.  What do "non-affiliated"
> projects use?  Why should parted share a namespace with emacs (and
> not apache)?  That said, I can't think of anything better *shrug*.
> Perhaps the autoconf ppl should set a standard, like USER_*?

I have no clue.  I talk to Jeff Bailey (who recommended that I change it
away from AC_CHECK_PARTED) and he said that the only two standard name
spaces are AC_* and AM_*, other than that, everyone uses what they want.
For instance, a bunch of GNU programs have macros that start with jm_.
This is because Jim Meyering wrote the test.

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