Proposal: proactive search for autofoo bugs

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Mon Aug 15 05:24:50 PDT 2005

Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>The two cases (forgotten entry and obsolete code) cannot
>>be distinguished from each other automatically. One of them is a bug.
> I thought manually setting up was obsolete -- aren't people
> supposed to be using AC_DEFINE/AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED in their
> file, and then have autoheader take those declarations and turn them
> into files?

Correct. But it's easier for the script to base its checks on the 
contents of, not

> Depending on the developers' version of autoheader, it might be possible
> to fix this by just running it on either or
> (for the packages that still use the old filename).

No, if the relevant check is not in Please provide the 
sequence of autocommands that actually fix the gawk-3.1.5 bug :)

Alexander E. Patrakov

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