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Re: AC_FUNC_FNMATCH jamboree patch

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: AC_FUNC_FNMATCH jamboree patch
Date: 23 May 2002 19:47:15 +0200
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

Paul> In an attempt to cut down on all the AC_FUNC_FNMATCH variants in
Paul> the GNU utilities, gettext, etc., I've added their functionality
Paul> to Autoconf proper, as follows.  I plan to use this macro in the
Paul> next Diffutils release.  For best results this patch will need a
Paul> few portability-related changes to the fnmatch implementation in
Paul> the GNU C library, which I'll submit for glibc review soon.  But
Paul> the patch should work even without these changes.

Paul, do we really want to keep specifying replacement files'
locations on a per file basis?  How about speicifying a directory,
AC_CONFIG_LIBOBJ_DIR or so?  I'm worried, because each time we add an
argument, we make it less possible to have



do the right thing automatically.  This is still something I plan to
implement some day (as, the user still needs to be an Autoconf expert
to write the right

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