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From: akim
Subject: Re: AC_PROG_INSTALL fix
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 09:53:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.12i

On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 11:34:20PM +0100, Tim Van Holder wrote:
> > Thanks for the patch, but I laready have something similar at hand,
> > and you are still burned :(
> You mean that I am on your blacklist, or that my papers _still_ haven't
> arrived?

Man, the second, of course!

> > Anyway, your patch is weird: you break the IFS
> How so? See below, I just copied it from AC_SHELL_PATH_WALK. In fact
> keeping IFS set to ':' (or ';') for the duration of the look breaks
> the expansion of variables whose values contain spaces.

Heck, I missed the point you reenabled it, and while looking at the patch
precisly thought we should restore them ealier... My bad...

> If the ac_dummy is superfluous in AC_PROG_INSTALL, then why is it used

Because the latter must be able to work with literals, not only variables.
If you call it with /test/this:/path instead of $PATH you need dummy.

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