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Re: Debian-specific Autoconf patches

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Debian-specific Autoconf patches
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 07:27:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Hi Paul,

* Paul Eggert wrote on Wed, May 31, 2006 at 09:57:48PM CEST:
> It is a bit funny, though, since normally I tend to be the
> conservative one about compatibility and whatnot and others (like Akim
> :-) are more willing to push the envelope.

Well, this Autoconf work has the explicit goal of a stable release.
(That's not to say it's not fun, but I'm listed as maintainer of
Libtool, and we're now rather off the nice 3-4 month release cycle
we've had there before.)

> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > - here document braced parameter expansion bug in ksh93f
> > (fixed in ksh93g 98-04-30):
> >
> Ah, I didn't know the ksh93g fix.  I'll add that to the Autoconf manual.

Kudos go entirely to Sven Mascheck here, who not only has a copy of the
release notes on his webpage, but also pointed this out to me.

> > If I had to decide (or nothing happens on these matters), I'd apply
> > the first, think some more about the second, skip the third, and go
> > ahead with 2.59d.
> Sounds good, except I don't think you need to think more about the
> second, and that we can just go ahead as-is.

Lemme see if I can make time either tonight or this weekend.


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