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Re: [PATCH 1/2] aclocal: multiple local m4 macro dirs with AC_CONFIG_MAC

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] aclocal: multiple local m4 macro dirs with AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:40:22 -0600
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On 07/13/2012 04:29 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> Hello autoconfers.

>>> My plan for autoconf is to implement AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS, which can be
>>> invoked multiple times and also takes a whitespace-separated list in a
>>> single call, but which will basically then call AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR once
>>> per unique entry (that is, AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS will be smart enough to
>>> filter out duplicates).
>> And also to normalize whitespace messes in usages like this, I guess:
>>    AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS([foo bar \
>>    baz
>>         ])
>>> Tracing code should then trace _just_ AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, which will be
>>> called once per directory, and where the first call is the preferred
>>> dumping ground for new macros.  There shouldn't be a need to trace
>> I like this design.  It will allow the "tracers" like aclocal and libtool
>> to be dumber in their implementation, and makes it easier to have a more
>> consistent behaviour among them.
>> So +1 from me.
>> I'll keep my automake patches on hold until you have gone ahead with your
>> plan, to avoid introducing inconsistencies and messing up the already
>> suboptimal automake history even more.
>> Thanks for your continuous and outstanding work,
>>   Stefano
> Any progress on this?

Not this week, unfortunately; but I'll advance it to the front of my
todo queue next week given your desire to use it.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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