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Re: Libtool 1.4.3


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Libtool 1.4.3
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 12:09:09 +0200
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"Thomas E. Dickey" <address@hidden> writes:

|> On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Lars Hecking wrote:
|> 
|> > Bob Friesenhahn writes:
|> > > On 8 Oct 2002, Akim Demaille wrote:
|> > > >
|> > > > There is one big question which must be answered first: will it have
|> > > > to be Autoconf 2.13 compatible?
|> > > >
|> > > > I *strongly* suggest that it must not.  It should AC_PREREQ 2.54
|> > > > immediately.  Then, I'm fine with checking the M4 code and making it
|> > > > up to date.  If needed, I'll wrap a 2.55 with whatever is needed to
|> > > > have Libtool work better with Autoconf.
|> > >
|> > > I agree.  I can't imagine why anyone would want to use an antique
|> > > version of Autoconf which dates from 1996.
|> >
|> >  Because it works? In any case, it's the respective maintainer's choice.
|> >
|> >  Making autoconf incompatible with previous versions of itself while not
|> >  upping the major release number at the same time was a pretty bad move 
IMHO.
|> 
|> Deliberately introducing design incompatibilities simply encourages people
|> to use other tools.

In my experience almost all problems that occur while moving to autoconf
2.5x are outright bugs in the configure.in/aclocal.m4 scripts.

Andreas.

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