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Re: AX_WITH_PERL considered pointless

From: Francesco Salvestrini
Subject: Re: AX_WITH_PERL considered pointless
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:36:56 +0200
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On Wednesday 22 September 2010, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> The following macros:
> are just trivial wrappers for AX_WITH_PROG. Is there a good reason to have
> them?

We discussed about them more than a year ago (fyi: 'Discrimination' thread in 
this ML) and the general consensus was to keep them. Peter suggested to 
obsolete macros only if they were outright broken or if we felt that they were 
utterly pointless, avoiding to remove macros just because they are trivial to 
implement on top of something else.

As I expressed earlier: I've no particular affection for them; they are only 
trivial wrappers that could come handy to some unexperienced autoconf user ...


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