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Re: AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM overwrites $@

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM overwrites $@
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 14:53:06 -0700
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Tollef Fog Heen <address@hidden> writes:

> Apart from the «ewww» factor, why can't it do its work in a subshell
> and echo back the parameters to be set and those get eval-ed by
> configure?

Yes, something like that might work, given that you know the values
can't contain "'" (though you should probably check this).

It's unlikely that we'll buy the change back into Autoconf, though.

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