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Re: autoconf problem with large files on HP-UX?

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf problem with large files on HP-UX?
Date: 03 Feb 2001 18:08:47 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> I've thought about this some more and am now inclined to
> make the simpler, s/9223372036854775807/&ULL/g, change,
> because I'm pretty confident that all the compilation environments
> that support large files also support the ULL syntax.

If it works, that's good!

> If there is consensus that this patch is required, I'll remove it.

Err, yeah right.  The converse, right?  :)

> Let me make a counter-proposal :-) (only half in jest)
> Either provide a way to automate maintaining your lines of `-' signs
> or remove them altogether.  Such conventions are fragile (e.g., renaming
> a macro requires that someone notice and adjust the length of the --- string.

Yeah I know :(  Pavel mentioned at some time he had an AWK script to
handle this.  Maybe we could use in our Makefiles.

> | Hm, please, place the underlining properly :)
> Please reconsider the counter-proposal :-)

You said you'd remove your patch, so I see nothing to discuss here :) :)

> I'm not sure how AC_C_ULL would be used outside the current context,
> so don't know if it makes sense to detect whether some arbitrary code
> would require the use of the macro.
> Hmm... so maybe it should be named _AC_C_ULL.


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