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Re: neon.m4 bug

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-01-23 21:16:31 CET

cmpilato@collab.net writes:

> Quick question: did this bug actually cause you a problem, or did it
> just look wrong? Just wanna know what I have to do to actually
> reproduce the problem this patch claims to repair.

Let's get this straight once and for all. I don't send patches unless
the bug actually is causing me a problem. It's very easy to reproduce
the problem is you have a classical bourne shell (not bash):

$ foo="`echo bar | sed -e "s/-I[^ ]*//g"`"
: cannot execute
]*//g: not found
$ sed: command garbled: s/-I[

and this is exactly the output I used to get from the configure
script. Apart from being uncosmetical, it also meant that CFLAGS
didn't get set properly (which was the actual problem for me).

Unportable shell programming _does_ cause problems, and if it didn't I
wouldn't be bugging you about it.

  // Marcus

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