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From: Akim Demaille
Subject: FYI: TODO
Date: 04 Apr 2002 15:25:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Common Lisp)

Index: TODO
RCS file: /cvsroot/autoconf/autoconf/TODO,v
retrieving revision 1.118
diff -u -u -r1.118 TODO
--- TODO 21 Jan 2002 13:50:39 -0000 1.118
+++ TODO 4 Apr 2002 13:23:13 -0000
@@ -9,14 +9,23 @@
 * Soon
+This test should be extended to check that install supports the GNU
+Install syntax: install FILES... DIR.  This will relieve everybody
+form having to use mkinstalldirs to create the directories, as install
+does it itself.  install-sh is already handling this case.  This also
+makes it simple not to create the directories where nothing will be
+installed because of configuration options, which is next to
+impossible using the current setting.
+In other words: everything is ready (install-sh and Automake), we just
+need a good reimplementation of AC_PROG_INSTALL.
 ** --target & AC_ARG_PROGRAM
 Shouldn't *any* `program' be installed as `$target_alias-program' even
 if AC_ARG_PROGRAM is not called?  That would be much more predictable.
-** RedHat's Autoconf page
-should be removed.
 Write a test that checks that it honors the values set by the user.
@@ -57,9 +66,6 @@
 AC_LANG_FUNC_LINK_TRY (which names seem to be inappropriate).
 Wouldn't one be enough?
-** Autotest
-Document it.
 And make AC_TRY_COMPILE etc. obsolete.
@@ -191,23 +197,6 @@
 into texi-file.  This should help avoid bit-rot in the doc, and make
 the doc easier to update when people add/change macros.  The name
 "autodoc" is probably already taken so we probably need another one.
-* Automake
-** missing.m4
-The test for a recent missing doesn't hide the error messages from the
-old missing.
-The section for old macros is not completely up to date.  For
-instance, there is still AM_PROG_LIBTOOL.  Anyway, since autoupdate
-takes care of them, it is no longer the role of Automake to handle
-this.  Most should be removed.
-** Macros now swallowed by Autoconf.
-error.m4, obstack.m4, ptrdiff.m4, strtod.m4, termios.m4, winsz.m4.

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