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Re: [Volker Borchert <address@hidden>] Re: Announcing Autoconf 2.49d

From: Nicolas Joly
Subject: Re: [Volker Borchert <address@hidden>] Re: Announcing Autoconf 2.49d
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 16:07:23 +0200
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On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 02:47:47PM +0100, Akim Demaille wrote:
> People, it seems that AC_FUNC_VFORK can produce SEGVable programs.
> IMNSHO, the test suite must not be robust to `core' and it's good that
> it is caught.  The alternative, as I see it, is
> (i) AC_TRY_RUN should remove cores
> (ii) AC_TRY_RUN doesn't, it is the corresponding macros which should
>      handle their specials cases.  Maybe AC_FUNC_VFORK is really doing
>      bad things, but one can imagine tests which will try to have the
>      test dump core.

I agree for (ii), as systematic core cleaning may hide some big problems.

NB: I had a closer look and found 2 existing macros dealing with core
them contains : `rm -f core core.* *.core'.

Nicolas Joly

Informatique Scientifique
Institut Pasteur, Paris.

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