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Re: autoconfiscating getopt_long()...

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: autoconfiscating getopt_long()...
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 15:05:37 -0800 (PST)

> From: Matthew Whitworth <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 14:45:19 -0800 (PST)

> I have examined several packages that use getopt_long(), including
> several GNU packages, and none of them autoconfiscate this function
> the same way.  Actually, few of them even autoconfiscate it at all
> -- most simply compile and link it unconditionally

I suspect that's just tradition dating back to when getopt_long was
invariably absent from the C library.

> Does anyone have a tried-and-true autoconf/getopt_long() technique?  I'm
> currently playing around with AC_REPLACE_FUNCS(), but I don't seem to have
> the source code just right yet.

If you figure it out, please send it in so that the autoconf folks can
use it.  It'd be nice to have it done right.

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