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status.m4: do not check for ac_delim

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: status.m4: do not check for ac_delim
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 20:19:44 +0100
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  when Dan Manthey was writing his ingenious implementation of multiline
substitutions, my pesky comments "what if the user does AC_SUBST(ac_delim)"
has made him to include a special check for this.

I deleted that check now.  See the attached patch.

First, the check was buggy anyway: it contained s/ac_delim/ instead of

Second, I think this check is making the code less readable.
It would be better to call
        AC_FATAL([[Do not AC_SUBST([ac_delim]).]])
directly from AC_SUBST.

But I think the check is not necessary at all; ac_* variables are internal,
so you should not be surprised that things explode when you touch them.

Have a nice day,

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