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Re: GNU Autoconf test version 2.59d available

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: GNU Autoconf test version 2.59d available
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 12:51:00 +0200
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Hello Stepan, Akim,

Stepan, please keep Akim in Cc:.

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 12:24:05PM CEST:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 12:14:15PM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> > I would like to suggest embedding a probe in Autoconf's test suite to
> > check whether `!' (not as an argument to `test', but as a prefix for
> > any command) is portable or not.
> I don't think it has much sense to put it to the test suite; if Paul
> is not able to answer this immediately, we could add it to the m4sh
> startup, similarly to the shell function spy code.

Hmm.  Yes, maybe.

> While we are at it, could we perhaps also check for `!' in `case'
> patterns; Paul warned me that it may not be portable, but the
> platform/shell which doesn't support it is not known.

Hmm.  Yes, maybe.

> But I'm afraid the release engineering department won't be excited
> about our proposal.  Akim, let's allow Ralf to release a stable
> release, and let's make an experimental release later this year!o

I would like to release this weekend, unknown serious issues
notwithstanding, and all I'm making sure until then is that
the next Automake and Libtool versions have all they need in
Autoconf.  So yes, I'd appreciate bugfix+regression fixes

If you have a patch that looks safe, by all means post it, though.


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