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Re: Forbidden strings

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Forbidden strings
Date: 07 Nov 2000 14:49:24 +0100
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>>>>> "Earnie" == Earnie Boyd <address@hidden> writes:

Earnie> But, neither of you answered my question.  Why not use `_' to
Earnie> prefix A?_* names?  You can then declare that the user is
Earnie> incorrect as _A?_* is a vendor variable!  I as a user should
Earnie> be allowed to declare A?_ as a variable or function.  I as a
Earnie> user should never declare _A?_ as a variable or function.

Let it be for elegance: why would you want to run _AU_DEFUN instead of
AU_DEFUN etc.  Leading underscore has another meaning: private.  _AC_
is private to Autoconf, _AU_ to autoupdate etc.  That's a different

And anyway, you just delay the problem to the day someone will need

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