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Re: cygwin -mno-cygwin AC_CHECK_SIZEOF

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: cygwin -mno-cygwin AC_CHECK_SIZEOF
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 14:57:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-11-01)

* Eric Blake wrote on Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 02:43:10PM CET:
> According to Bob Rossi on 12/1/2006 5:28 AM:
> > 
> > I really think this is the current best solution, that is, to modify
> > autoconf to not use cat. Either that, or simply don't put the \n in the
> > AC_CHECK_SIZEOF macro. I'm not sure why that is done in the first place.
> Avoiding the troublesome line ending seems best to me.

How does this mesh with
or formulated differently, if we're going to break POSIX compatibility,
do we at least have sufficient evidence that all known systems cope with

FWIW, the patch in that thread undid a previous change that removed the
line ending.

(I vaguely remember assuming some issues in Libtool with passing things
without a newline; alas, I never got to the bottom of that, and forgot
about the details since.)


> 2006-12-01  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>
>       * lib/autoconf/c.m4 (AC_LANG_INT_SAVE): Avoid newline, to aid in
>       cross-compiling from cygwin to mingw.
>       Reported by Bob Rossi.

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