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Re: GNU M4 1.4.8b released (beta release)

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: GNU M4 1.4.8b released (beta release)
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 22:48:28 -0700
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According to Matthew Woehlke on 3/8/2007 10:59 AM:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Well, it seems to have gotten past lib/ anyway. Will report back with
>> how the test suite goes...
> Ok, 'make check results'... I got this:
> Checking ./012.macro_argu
> @ ../doc/m4.texinfo:1358: Origin of test
> ./012.macro_argu: status was 255, expected 1

Does your platform #define EXIT_FAILURE to 255 in <stdlib.h>?  If so, what
exit status does /bin/false give?  Should gnulib override EXIT_FAILURE to
be 1 for consistency, or honor weird platforms that choose some other
value (as is their right, according to POSIX) in which case I should teach
the M4 testsuite to allow the system's notion of EXIT_FAILURE?  One of the
problems with setting EXIT_FAILURE to 255 is that it interferes with the
POSIX rules for how xargs behaves, if that is an argument for replacing
your unusual value with the more typical 1.

> 84-89 were skipped ("no changeword support")

You have to configure with --enable-changeword if you want this feature;
partly because it is obsolete and will not be supported in the eventual M4

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