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Re: AC_PREFIX_PATH, AS_BASENAME fixes and a new test!

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: AC_PREFIX_PATH, AS_BASENAME fixes and a new test!
Date: 22 Sep 2001 18:55:49 +0200
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: "Paul Wagland" <address@hidden> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001
>> 14:42:48 +0200
>> Is it worthwhile adding in a new set of checks to ensure that
>> (BASE|DIR)NAME(_(EXPR|SED))? (Note 1) work with both \\ and /, and
>> possible a mixture of the two?

Paul> The right thing to do is to match \ only on hosts where \ is a
Paul> directory separator, and similarly for leading character
Paul> followed by ":".  Autoconf should not use DOS's file name rules
Paul> on POSIX hosts, since that results in incorrect behavior on
Paul> POSIX hosts.

Paul> I realize that this would be some work, as the \ and : stuff is
Paul> currently scattered throughout the Autoconf source code.  But
Paul> the current source code is plainly incorrect.

Agreed :(

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