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Re: document m4_foreach*/AC_FOREACH

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: document m4_foreach*/AC_FOREACH
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 17:16:55 +0100
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Hi Stepan,

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 12:58:31PM CET:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 06:02:15PM +0100, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >     (Obsolete Macros): Document AC_FOREACH.
> Ii'm not sure whether AC_FOREACH should be documented.
> ``Obsolete Macros'' is an ``attic'' for macros which were documented
> before they became deprecated.


> Yes, AC_FOREACH is relatively widely used, but if it managed to escape
> documentation for so long, we should accept its victory now.  ;-)

Did you mean "we should not accept its victory now"?

Look, the chapter says:
|    You may completely skip this chapter if you are new to Autoconf.  Its
| intention is mainly to help maintainers updating their packages by
| understanding how to move to more modern constructs.

The fact that it is widely used is IMVHO a reason to mention it here,
not against it: users should learn how to replace it correctly.  It
helps users to be certain that they can safely replace AC_FOREACH with

Would you agree?


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