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Re: Make AX_DEFINE_DIR obsolete?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Make AX_DEFINE_DIR obsolete?
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:27:43 -0600
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On 09/16/2011 03:25 PM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
Following, a patch to autoconf git head to remove the mention of
AC_DEFINE_DIR from the manual:

+       docs: remove mention of non-GCS-compliant AC_DEFINE_DIR.
+       * doc/autoconf.texi (Defining Directories): Update.  The macro was
+       in any case renamed AX_DEFINE_DIR, and is now obsolete in
+       autoconf-archive.

I agree that we need to prune text, but think you went too far.

-Use @code{AC_DEFINE} but have @command{configure} compute the literal
-value of @code{datadir} and others.  Many people have wrapped macros to
-automate this task; for an example, see the macro @code{AC_DEFINE_DIR} from
-the @uref{http://@/, Autoconf Macro
-This solution does not conform to the GNU Coding Standards.

I'd keep this as:

Use @code{AC_DEFINE} but have @command{configure} compute the literal
value of @code{datadir} and others.

This solution does not conform to the GNU Coding Standards.

that is, just remove the mention of the obsolete archive macro.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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