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From: Akim Demaille
Date: 29 Oct 2002 14:50:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Honest Recruiter)

>>>>> "Bruno" == Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

>> | 1. the name AC_FUNC_MALLOC be changed to
>> AC_FUNC_MALLOC_COREUTILS, I've always loved your ;)-less kind of
>> humor.

Bruno> Well it's approximately the same thing as the "#ifdef emacs" in
Bruno> regex.c.

:) :) :)

Bruno> This macro doesn't belong in autoconf. The purpose of the
Bruno> autoconf built-in macros is not to correct not standard
Bruno> compliant programs. Their purpose is to deal with the not
Bruno> standard compliant platforms on which the programs should
Bruno> run. Therefore the macro belongs in coreutils.

I don't share this opinion: Autoconf is first here for POSIX, then for
GNU, and most importantly, so that programmers can program instead of
fighting with useless differences left between machine merely because
a standard couldn't make its mind.  AFAIC, this macro is fine in
Autoconf.  But I'm waiting for other opinions.

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