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Re: ac_

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: ac_
Date: 17 Dec 2000 15:34:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) XEmacs/21.1 (Channel Islands)

>>>>> "Gary" == Gary V Vaughan <address@hidden> writes:

>> There are things I don't understand too well: why is there
>> frequently the comment ``should be a separate macro'', and indeed
>> why aren't they?  It looks like a simple operation, so I must miss
>> something.

Gary> It is relatively mechanical, and thisgs are only that way for
Gary> historical reasons.  I recently ported the entire contents of
Gary> (written in raw shell) to _LTCONFIG_HACK in
Gary> libtool.m4 (written in terms of autoconf macros).  There are
Gary> some wierd interdependencies between some of the parts that need
Gary> to be split out into individual macros, and I haven;t had time
Gary> to analyse them all yet, so I simply put the comments in incase
Gary> anyone else feels an urge to separate them for me =)O|

Message heard :)

>> There is something I don't understand well: is it normal that make
>> check fails, but make check VERBOSE=yes works fine?

Gary> Nope.  That is pretty wierd!  Have you tried a freshly
Gary> bootstrapped clean source tree?  I get occasional spurious
Gary> failures if there is any cruft in the demo directories.  

I guess that's the problem, since running several times the test made
it work properly in both branches.  Are there any problems with
running two make checks at the same time (in separate dirs of course)?

>> This patch removes all the trailing spaces, be sure to keep spaces.

Gary> Are you referring to the space in '^# ' lines for extracting
Gary> embedded files?  I fixed the grep expression to accept '^#$'
Gary> too.  If not, I don't really understand what you mean.

I meant perl pi.bak -e 's/ +$//'.  I personally use whitespace.el from
Noah, like many people, to `canonicalize' the code.

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