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Re: Fix an 8-year-old AC_REQUIRE bug

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Fix an 8-year-old AC_REQUIRE bug
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:04:50 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Eric,

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 07:59:11PM CET:
> Ever since Axel Thimm's idea for fixing nested AC_REQUIRE was introduced on 
> 2000-06-26 (unfortunately, it predates the mailing list archives),

There are list archives from that time, here:

I have had collecting and sending them to for inclusion on my
"todo sometime" list forever.  If somebody wants to do it, I'd be
delighted.  (gmane has a nice strategy to insert old content while
keeping ordering and link stability; see <>.)

> Until I can patch enough things to at least get a clean testsuite run, I 
> can't 
> apply this to mainline yet.  But if anyone wants to review my algorithm 
> documentation, please feel free.

Too tired ATM, sorry.  At first glance, it looks scary, changing quite
fundamental aspects of AC_REQUIRE.


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