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Re: Suggestion: AC_DEFINE -> m4_pattern_allow

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Suggestion: AC_DEFINE -> m4_pattern_allow
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 15:07:36 +0200
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On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 05:04:00PM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> I have this package at hand, say FooBar, which installs a prefixed
> form of config.h.  Its own macros are, of course, named FB_*, which is
> m4_pattern_forbidden.  But then I have to explicitly m4_pattern_allow
> all my FB_PACKAGE_VERSION etc.
> I suggest that the AC_DEFINE family explicitly allow its $1.

this sounds good.  (Note that AC_SUBST already allows its parameter.)

Proposed patch attached.
I think it is so safe that it might be installed right now, but not
without Ralf's approval.  Ralf?

Have a nice day,
        Stepan Kasal

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