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Re: Bug#372179: AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM overwrites $@

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bug#372179: AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM overwrites $@
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:40:13 -0700
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> What do the other Autoconf developers think about this?  Safe enough to
> apply now, or postpone until after 2.60 (and require the APR people to
> keep (ab)using Autoconf internal interfaces, and dragging along a
> modified version of the _AC_INIT_PARSE_ARGS macro)?

Personally, I'd wait.  Even if you say the new interface is
undocumented and unsupported, if you publish 2.60 that way, either
people will switch from the old undocumented method to the new
undocumented method (in which case you're stuck with the new one, and
you don't want this), or people will not switch (in which case why

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