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Re: [PATCH] Use expr where possible

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use expr where possible
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 23:42:49 +0900
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Paul Eggert wrote:
"Peter O'Gorman" <address@hidden> writes:

To reply to myself, Bill Fenner just mentioned on irc that this will
give a bad result for "i686-pc-linux-gnu" he instead suggests using
[.-.] as in:

That won't work on older hosts; it will match ".".

I've worked around this by avoiding expr entirely here (as well as
echo | sed).  Here's what I installed into Autoconf CVS:

This seems to be working.

Peter O'Gorman -

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