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Re: 18-fyi-numeric-interface.patch

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: 18-fyi-numeric-interface.patch
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 15:56:19 +0100
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On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 10:57:21AM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> Index: ChangeLog
> from  Akim Demaille  <address@hidden>
>       * m4/utility.c (m4_numeric_arg): Use the usual (argc, argv, ...)
>       interface instead of (name, argc...).
>       Upon failure, specify which argument was guilty.
>       Adjust callers.


While we are thinking about an extension for argument range checking in
user defined macros, it would also be neat if we had a syntax for type
constraints too.  I'd really like to add more non-string types to
m4_token to speed up functions like eval...


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