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Re: question about AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: question about AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:09:57 -0600
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On 10/30/2010 01:56 AM, Vincent Torri wrote:
> Hey,
> in the autoconf manual, it is said that AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE
> "performs all the actions of AC_HEADER_DIRENT". And in the doc of
> "This macro is obsolescent"
> Does it mean that AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE is also obsolescent ?

No, AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE is not obsolescent.  What is obsolescent is
needing to check for <direct.h> instead of <dirent.h> before using
d_type, if it is determined that d_type exists.

Documentation patches welcome to make this situation less confusing.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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