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20 Aug 2001 17:32:01 +0200
Am 20 Aug 2001 16:48:23 +0200 schrieb Akim Demaille:
> This is the 700'th commit on my home repo :)
> Index: ChangeLog
> from Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
> * lib/autoconf/general.m4 (_AC_INIT_PACKAGE): Warn if the
> arguments are not literals.
> * doc/autoconf.texi (Input) <AC_INIT>: Arguments must be literals.
Would you please explain why this is required?
I am in favor of this patch to be rejected.
Requiring PACKAGE and VERSION to be literals renders version of
hierarchies of autoconfizcated sub-directories a pain.
In particular, until now, it has been possible to have a file at some
location in such a source tree and to include it into all sub-packages'
configure.in to set VERSION (These are not independent of the toplevel
configury, but carry there own configure scripts for structual reasons.)
With your patch, this approach will be rendered non-functional. Instead,
it would be required to edit each single configure.in and to regenerate
all files depending on it (The example I am talking about has ~50