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Re: configure messages: check for features, not for bugs

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: configure messages: check for features, not for bugs
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 01:32:50 +0200
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On 2020-07-26 we discussed:
> > Does anyone see a problem with this? Here is a proposed set of patches.
> I like this change, and don't see a problem with it. Thanks for doing that.

After a bit of testing of these changes, I pushed them.

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        stdint, wchar, wctype-h: Change configure message.
        * m4/wint_t.m4 (gt_TYPE_WINT_T): Say "checking whether wint_t is large
        enough..." instead of "checking whether wint_t is too small...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        time_rz: Change configure message.
        * m4/time_rz.m4 (gl_TIME_RZ): Say "checking whether localtime works even
        near extrema..." instead of "checking whether localtime loops forever
        near extrema...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        stdint: Change configure message.
        * m4/stdint.m4 (gl_STDINT_H): Say "checking whether stdint.h works
        without ISO C predefines..." instead of "checking whether stdint.h
        predates C++11...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        socketlib: Change configure message.
        * m4/socketlib.m4 (gl_SOCKETLIB): Say "checking for WSAStartup..."
        instead of "checking if we need to call WSAStartup in winsock2.h and

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        include_next: Change configure message.
        * m4/include_next.m4 (gl_INCLUDE_NEXT): Say "checking whether source
        code line length is unlimited..." instead of "checking whether system
        header files limit the line length...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        getcwd: Change configure message.
        * m4/getcwd-abort-bug.m4 (gl_FUNC_GETCWD_ABORT_BUG): Say "checking
        whether getcwd succeeds when 4k < cwd_length < 16k..." instead of
        "checking whether getcwd aborts when 4k < cwd_length < 16k...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        chdir-long: Change configure message.
        * m4/chdir-long.m4 (gl_FUNC_CHDIR_LONG): Say "checking whether this
        system supports file names of any length..." instead of "checking
        whether this system has an arbitrary file name length limit...".
        Set gl_cv_have_unlimited_file_name_length instead of
        * modules/chdir-long (Depends-on, configure.ac): Update accordingly.

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        ceill: Change configure message.
        * m4/ceill.m4 (gl_FUNC_CEILL): Say "checking whether ceill() works..."
        instead of "checking whether ceill() breaks with small values...".

2020-08-26  Bruno Haible  <bruno@clisp.org>

        iconv: Change configure message.
        * m4/iconv.m4 (AM_ICONV): Say "checking whether iconv is compatible
        with its POSIX signature..." instead of "checking for iconv
        declaration...". Remove K&R C support.

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