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Re: carriage return line endings vs. literal ^M in status.m4

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: carriage return line endings vs. literal ^M in status.m4
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 14:59:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Jim Meyering wrote on Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 02:54:37PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > How about this slightly simpler patch instead?  If you don't like it,
> > then I think your patch is a definite improvement, and is OK by me.
> I prefer yours and almost went that way myself, but wonder if it's
> portable enough.  I don't see any other uses of ' <', in autoconf.

Yes, that's pretty portable.  IIRC it may create a subshell, but that
doesn't matter here.

> > then it would make a difference.  The original aim was that users should
> > be able to substitute any characters they like (except for \0).  And the
> > above is not so unlikely if the configure script itself happens to be
> > converted to w32 text mode.
> Good to know I wasn't preserving that code for nothing ;-)
> I'll add a comment to that effect.


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