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Re: m4 ./ChangeLog ./TODO m4/Makefile.am m4/builtin...

From: gary
Subject: Re: m4 ./ChangeLog ./TODO m4/Makefile.am m4/builtin...
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:02:53 +0100
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address@hidden wrote:
> Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> > Log message:
> >     Begin work on lifting the curse of the global variables.  To start
> >     with create a `struct m4' context container, and replace
> >     `m4__symtab' with `context->symtab' throughout.  This means
> >     initialising a context container in main, and adjusting many
> >     functions between main and the module entry points so that the
> >     container gets passed through.  It would have been nice to
> >     defer this until after 1.5, but it has a major effect on the
> >     user's module writing ABI, so it needs to be addressed now - at
> >     least in the areas that impact the ABI.  An interrelatated change
> >     in the symtab API removes the dependency on a global symbol table,
> >     and instead focuses on a passed table (from the context
> >     container).
> Since the m4 discussion lists seem dead, I thought I'd email you 
> directly on a question I had.  Once installed, will m4-1.5 work with 
> older autoconfs/libtools?  Just out of curiosity...
> Cheers,
> Nicholas

Yep. It is fully backwards compatible with m4-1.4. Or at least, if it isn't 
then that is a showstopper bug!

The lists aren't dead, they are just very quiet.  I've been rather busy for the 
last 18 months...


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