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Re: [RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions

>Going over it all again, I realize that we could probably just
>redefine AC_NO_EXECUTABLES to do what we want.  We'd have to
>specialize its definition for every version of autoconf that we cared
>about, and check at every new release that it hadn't broken, but it
>would work.  I guess it's not impossible after all.

*twisted half-grin*

For the top level, I'd been unable to avoid writing 
complete replacements for AC_PROG_CC and AC_PROG_CXX, and it
was really nasty.

So this is actually better than I'd hoped.

Thanks!  Writing a specialized implementation of AC_NO_EXECUTABLES will
make my life easier, probably. :-)

The real reason I want autoconf 2.5x is twofold:
* it handles AC_REQUIRES on AC_CANONICAL_* properly
* it allows the use of m4_include, so I can make a master macro file
(in top level config, for instance) and use it even in directories 
without automake.

You might be amused by the most basic parts of my experimental 
aclocal.m4 include file.


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