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Re: AH_VERBATIM isn't really verbatim with backslashes (autoconf 2.49c)

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: AH_VERBATIM isn't really verbatim with backslashes (autoconf 2.49c)
Date: 25 Feb 2001 20:25:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.1 (Cuyahoga Valley)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Given the following configure.ac file:
>   AC_INIT(configure.ac)
>   AC_CONFIG_HEADER(config.h)
> The command "autoheader" generates a config.h.in file like this:
>   /* config.h.in.  Generated automatically from configure.ac by autoheader.  
> */
>   #define BACKSLASH '\'
> Apparently AH_VERBATIM isn't really verbatim: it turned two
> backslashes into one.  This isn't documented anywhere that I can see;
> is it intended?

Sorry for the delays Paul :(

In addition I have a rather bad news: the current behavior is stupid
(given that it's at M4 time, there is no sense in trying to understand
$foo `foo` etc.  So it seems that is other set up is the right one.

Is it OK with you if I change Autoconf?

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