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Re: Possible typo in Autoconf manual

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Possible typo in Autoconf manual
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:17:18 -0600
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On 07/21/2012 10:32 PM, Edward Chernenko wrote:
> On this page:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf-2.67/html_node/Automatic-Remaking.html

Thanks for the report.  Note that the latest version is 2.69; I'm not
going out of my way to fix an old manual, if the current manual doesn't
have the same issue.

> I believe that "See [Configuration Files], for more information about
> AC_CONFIG_FILES" (with link to
> http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf-2.67/html_node/Configuration-Files.html)
> should be there instead of "See Output, for more information about
> Preceding text doesn't mention AC_OUTPUT, but it mentions AC_CONFIG_FILES.

But you are right that even autoconf.git:doc/autoconf.texi still has
this wording:

>> @example
>> AC_CONFIG_FILES([stamp-h], [echo timestamp > stamp-h])
>> @end example
>> @noindent
>> so @file{config.status} ensures that @file{config.h} is considered up to
>> date.  @xref{Output}, for more information about @code{AC_OUTPUT}.

Would you like to try your hand at writing the actual patch?  If not,
then I can write a patch along these lines in another day or two.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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