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From: Gary V . Vaughan
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Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 15:56:51 +0100

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With thanks to Paul Eggert, I am pleased to announce the release of GNU
M4 1.4.2.

GNU m4 is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor. It is mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example, handling
more than 9 positional parameters to macros). GNU m4 also has built-in
functions for including files, running shell commands, doing arithmetic, etc.

GNU m4 is a macro processor in the sense that it copies its input to the
output expanding macros as it goes. Macros are either builtin or user-defined and can take any number of arguments. Besides just doing macro expansion m4 has builtin functions for including named files, running UNIX commands, doing integer arithmetic, manipulating text in various ways, recursion etc... m4 can be used either as a front-end to a compiler or as a macro processor in its own right. It is used extensively by GNU Autoconf, Sendmail and the fvwm window

This release contains a fixes for a regression on Solaris in the 1.4.1
release. It does not contain any of the development code from the forthcoming
2.0 release on the CVS trunk.

New in 1.4.2 - August 2004, by Paul Eggert

* No user visible changes; portability bug fixes only.

m4-1.4.2 is available now from ftp.gnu.org. Please use a mirror to reduce
stress on the main gnu machine:


The compressed sources are here:


The gpg detached signature is here:


Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

  efdc34556ef254b2c5b227fd12b75fc8  m4-1.4.2.tar.gz
  60353e84a9d534dcc43aea3bb6370ed8c1164cd4  m4-1.4.2.tar.gz

You can also fetch the sourcecode from anonymous cvs by using the following

  $ export CVS_RSH=ssh
  $ cvs -z3 -d :ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot/m4 \
    co -r m4-1_4_2 m4

Please report bugs to <address@hidden>.
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