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Re: [autoconf 2.59] Bug with bash on FreeBSD.

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: [autoconf 2.59] Bug with bash on FreeBSD.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 09:59:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

>>> "adl" == Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
 > [...]

 Paul> 2004-12-08  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

 Paul> * lib/mdate-sh: Don't use "set - x`$ls_command /`", as zsh mishandles
 Paul> the spaces inside $ls_command.  Problem reported by Loulou Pouchet in
 Paul> <>.
 Paul> Don't use "set - x"; plain "set x" is enough, and simplifies debugging.

 > Thanks, Paul!  I've installed this on branch-1-9 too, and also
 > added Loulou to THANKS (in Automake we add to THANKS anybody
 > mentioned in the ChangeLog).

Wouldn't it be saner to generate mdate-sh with M4sh?  It addresses
this issue.

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