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Re: _ is tarnames

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: _ is tarnames
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 08:15:58 -0700
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

> --- doc/autoconf.texi 17 Jul 2002 08:09:43 -0000 1.639
> +++ doc/autoconf.texi 17 Jul 2002 08:13:29 -0000
> @@ -1497,7 +1497,7 @@
>  package name (e.g., @samp{GNU Autoconf}), while the former is meant for
>  distribution tar ball names (e.g., @samp{autoconf}).  It defaults to
>  @var{package} once @samp{GNU } strip, lower cased, and all non
> -alphanumeric character mapped onto @samp{-}.
> +alphanumeric and underscore characters mapped onto @samp{-}.

This phrasing is mildly ambiguous.  While someone should be able to figure
out, it's possible to parse it as saying that underscore characters are
mapped onto -.

How's this:

    and all characters other than alphanumerics and underscores are
    changed to @samp{-}.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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