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Re: echo "enhancement" leads to confused legacy script tools...


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: echo "enhancement" leads to confused legacy script tools...
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 15:52:01 -0800
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Henrik Nordstrom <address@hidden> writes:

> sön 2006-03-19 klockan 12:57 -0800 skrev Paul Eggert:
>
>> Autoconf deals with shells that do not conform to XSI, and where the
>> results are implementation-defined if there's a backslash anywhere in
>> the string, so to some extent this point is moot for Autoconf (though
>> it's undeniably a portability problem, one that is documented in the
>> Autoconf manual under "Limitations of Builtins").
>
> I thought so too, but in this case it is a autoconf 2.57 output which is
> failing, ending up with a lot of control characters instead of the
> expected sed backreferences..

Autoconf 2.57 is pretty old.  Do you have the same problem with 2.59?
If not, then the problem's solved from the Autoconf point of view.
Otherwise, I'd ask you to try it with CVS Autoconf (which has further
fixes in this area).




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