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Re: Use of printf in libtool.m4

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Use of printf in libtool.m4
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 18:34:11 +0100
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* Peter O'Gorman wrote on Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 02:37:20PM CET:
> Just looking to put in an honest check for -single_module support into 
> libtool.m4 and I see this in _LT_COMPILER_OPTION:
> printf "$lt_simple_compile_test_code" > conftest.$ac_ext
> with similar usage elsewhere.
> Why do we go to so much effort to find a working echo if printf works 
> everywhere? :-p

I know, at some point I'd seen it, too.  :-/

We should still try to search for a builtin though.  Not that we're
doing that very well now, but it makes a huge difference in
config.status execution time.


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