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Re: Autotest's AT_CLEANUP with parameter?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Autotest's AT_CLEANUP with parameter?
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 17:06:59 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15 (2007-05-02)

Hi Stepan,

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Fri, May 11, 2007 at 01:16:49PM CEST:
> foreign.at:AT_CLEANUP(install-sh ltconfig libtool at-path ltmain.sh
> config.guess config.sub)
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP([config.libobjs])
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP([header1.h header2.h])
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP([header1.h header2.h header3.h])
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP(path)
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP(at-endian)
> semantics.at:AT_CLEANUP(path)
> tools.at:AT_CLEANUP(configure.ac~)
> It looks as if the author hoped that the macro will clean up the
> listed files.

Almost: there was a time when the macro would do that.

>  (Or perhaps check that they exist?)


> I haven't done any research where this pattern was started...

I have (grepped ChangeLog*  ;-)

> Can any of the readers shed some light?  What was the intent?
> How shall this be resolved?

Does this help?

| 2001-11-13  Akim Demaille  <address@hidden>
|         Now that tests are running in their own private dir, there is no
|         need to list the files to remove at the end of tests groups.

You could just commit a patch that just removes all arguments.
Just leaving things the way they are would be ok, too, I guess,
except that it's apparently more confusing.  ;-)


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