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Re: return values of test programs in *.m4 macros

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: return values of test programs in *.m4 macros
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:44:41 +0100
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John Darrington wrote:
>      I'd like to extend this style to all AC_RUN_IFELSE invocations in gnulib,
>      ...
> Autoconf and some other projects use the return code 77 to indicate that a 
> test 
> neither passed nor failed, but could not be conducted.

I'm talking about programs run through AC_RUN_IFELSE, not about the contents of
TESTS in Automake.

> Similarly aegis and  
> projects using it regard 0 as "pass", 1 as "fail" and anything else as 
> "indeterminate".

This is not a problem: aegis cannot look at the return values of programs
that come from gnulib *.m4 files, and vice versa.


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