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Re: Having Trouble with m4 Input (m4 version 1.4.13)

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Having Trouble with m4 Input (m4 version 1.4.13)
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 11:55:10 -0600
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On 09/03/2010 10:14 AM, Jack J. Woehr wrote:
Tom Browder wrote:
my experience with m4 has not
been comforting.

m4 is not here to comfort you, but rather, to cast a merciless spotlight
on your syntactic inadequacies :)

define(`Min', include(`conf/MINOR'))

Oops. No quotes around the definition body!

That depends. I've seen intentional unquoted includes in a define(), if you want Min to be defined to the expansion of the contents of conf/MINOR (and thus be expanded a second time when Min is expanded, having read the file exactly once), rather than defining Min to be shorthand for including the file in-place every time Min is expanded.

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