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Re: AX_WITH_PERL considered pointless

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: AX_WITH_PERL considered pointless
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 20:25:49 +0100

On 24 September 2010 21:52, Peter Simons <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Reuben,
>  > I would be happy to do the necessary work to obsolete them.

It seems no work needs doing.

>  | 10.5 Obsoleting Macros
>  | ======================
>  |
>  | Configuration and portability technology has evolved over the years.
>  | Often better ways of solving a particular problem are developed, or
>  | ad-hoc approaches are systematized.  This process has occurred in many
>  | parts of Autoconf.  One result is that some of the macros are now
>  | considered "obsolete"; they still work, but are no longer considered
>  | the best thing to do, hence they should be replaced with more modern
>  | macros.  Ideally, `autoupdate' should replace the old macro calls with
>  | their modern implementation.
>  |
>  |    Autoconf provides a simple means to obsolete a macro.
>  |

This was already done in January 2008.

So, unless I've misunderstood something, these macros can now be
removed, as it's nearly three years later. Please confirm, and I'll
remove them.


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