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Re: autoconf-2.50 problems with dnl

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.50 problems with dnl
Date: 15 Jun 2001 17:02:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Academic Rigor)

>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

Tim> should do what Bruno wants, right?  

Right.  There are over quoting macros we inherited from 2.13, and
which we cannot normalize.  In this case, Bruno will have to let the
top level evaluation handle the `dnl'.

I'd b extremely happy to fix those )*(£"&$ macros, but then, I'd get
zillions of ``bug'' reports.

Tim> Of course, I'm assuming the block where Bruno's dnl's are is
Tim> actually quoted; if it isn't (i.e. if the quoting is introduced
Tim> behind his back by autoconf), I would consider this an autoconf
Tim> bug.

It is an Autoconf bug.

I just cannot fix it.  I suspect this is in AC_OUTPUT.  The way I
handled this bug is to obsolete AC_OUTPUT with arguments, and promote

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