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Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r103850: update_autogen

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r103850: update_autogen
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:09:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> On 04/07/2011 09:16 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> Paul Eggert writes:
>>  > But why not use the latest Autoconf version in the cron job?
>>  > I don't see the downside.
>> People will depend on the cron job, and neologisms will creep in.
> (shrug)  I don't see that as something requiring us to use old tools
> when we generate software.  If someone inadvertently puts in
> something that requires Autoconf 2.68, then we can yank it out,
> just as we yank out code requiring GNU Make 3.82 or GCC 4.6.0 or whatever.
> Again, for maintainers it's no big deal.  I just hope that when we
> cut tarballs for non-maintainers that we use the better tools.

IIRC, in the past we've encountered Autoconf bugs going both ways
(i.e. in versions that are new and versions that are old).  When we
begin pretesting Emacs 24, we will want to pick one Autoconf version and
stick to it, unless/until a specific problem is found with that version.

But at the moment the choice of Autoconf version probably doesn't

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