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Re: document m4_foreach*/AC_FOREACH

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: document m4_foreach*/AC_FOREACH
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:15:33 +0100
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On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 05:16:55PM +0100, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > 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"?

AC_FOREACH wants to hide.  It strived against the documentation all the time.
We should just admit that it has achived that goal.
That's what I meant.

> 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
> m4_foreach_w.

Yes, you are right, it's better if it is documented.  Sorry for the fuss.

Thank you very much for the patch!


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