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Re: echo vs. printf regression (darwin8)

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: echo vs. printf regression (darwin8)
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:28:33 +0200

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 21:53, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> * Paolo Bonzini wrote on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 09:05:40PM CEST:
>> In order to avoid rewriting your makefiles, just do
>> AC_SUBST([ECHO], [echo])
>> for the time being.
> I don't think that works currently.  Libtool sets $ECHO early in
> configure and uses that when writing config.status.  When users
> overwrite that, it may break the generated libtool script on some
> systems.

Ouch, right. Two-argument AC_SUBST implies VAR=value, I forgot.

> Add to that that Libtool used to AC_SUBST([ECHO]).

But it doesn't anymore.

> Whatever we do, NEWS needs a big warning note.

Why? It's just namespace pollution, which has always been there.


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