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Re: [PATCH] add new AC_PROG_AR helper

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add new AC_PROG_AR helper
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:26:39 -0500

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 11:15 AM Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
> This mirrors the existing RANLIB and related toolchain macros that
> autoconf already exports.  Some projects assume `ar` is available
> which isn't always safe, so provide a macro that probes the full
> toolchain settings.
> This also makes it easier to use AC_REQUIRE with the macro instead
> of duplicating the AC_CHECK_TOOL call in projects.

LGTM.  Could you please check whether there is code in automake and/or
libtool that is now redundant to this macro?


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