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Re: AC_PACKAGE_VERSION visibility slightly changed in autoconf-2.69c. Bu

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: AC_PACKAGE_VERSION visibility slightly changed in autoconf-2.69c. Bug or feature?
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:25:34 -0700
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On 10/21/20 6:15 AM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
We*could*  add a special case in AC_INIT where, if any of the third,
fourth, or fifth arguments contain the literal strings
`AC_PACKAGE_NAME` or `AC_PACKAGE_VERSION`, those are replaced with the
values of the first and second argument, respectively.  This would
keep the GHC code working as-is.  I'm not sure whether that's a good
idea; cc:ing Paul and Eric for their thoughts.

I'm not following all the details here, but my kneejerk reaction is that we should avoid hacks like that. If AC_INIT is that poorly designed, the best approach might be to come up with a new macro that is better, and suggest that people use that instead AC_INIT; if so, perhaps the hack you suggest is the best we can do for the now-obsolescent AC_INIT.

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