> News to me about the brackets being a portability issue. I never had any
> problems with it. A quick check of the autoconf docs does tell me that its
> usage "is asking for trouble since it is an m4 quote character" so I
> suppose I better run and change all my brackets before someone notices.
I'm surprised you haven't run into problems before! If you cannot avoid them
completely (eg. C test code with arrays), you have to use
> One thing that would be of great use to everyone, including the os
> manufacturers themselves would be for each of them to set up some public
> tinderbox style builds for configure scripts and programs where you
> could submit jobs to them to test for portability. The compaq one
> mentioned here previously was a great help for instance.
Good idea, but wouldn't help with legacy systems. Looking at the responses
on the autoconf list, it is sometimes quite surprising what kind of stuff
people are running. Like OSes even more obscure than Ultrix ;-)
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