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Re: GNU m4 patches for Bison, Autoconf?

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: GNU m4 patches for Bison, Autoconf?
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 18:23:55 +0200
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 > Paul Hilfinger was having the usual problems with M4 bugs so I pointed
 > him to <http://www.lrde.epita.fr/~akim/download/m4-1.4.tar.gz>.  He
 > wrote back:

 >    1. There appear to be no ChangeLog entries for the patches.

 >    2. The version number has not been modified to indicate this is not
 >       vanilla 1.4.

 > These are good points.  Can you please fix this?  Or perhaps we could
 > find a different version of m4 to suggest for Bison and/or Autoconf?
 > Clearly m4 1.4 is not suitable due to its bugs.

 > (Obviously a new "official" version of M4 is needed but I'm not sure I
 > have the energy to start on that....)

hi Paul,

That tarball is exactly Debian GNU M4 1.4.  I think we should push for
a GNU M4 1.5 or 1.4.1, this is badly needed.  Gary, would you pick up
the ball?  There is not much to do: take Debian GNU M4 and publish
it.  Do not even think about changing configure.in and so on.

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