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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr apr_common.m4 hints.m4
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2000 22:21:06 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> I need to check what it's being done for, but the reason for the
> exports and the evals is because you need to "protect" the use of
> the vars until you actually need to use them. Recall that autconf
> simply cuts and pastes, so it will see what they are defined as
> at that time, and use those values. The evals' are there to
> ensure that happens. The exports were to make sure that any sub-configures
> picked up the changes, something we most likely need in APR anyway
> (eg: MM?). I don't think the above will work, at least it won't in
> the original way we were using it.

Ahh. With the new setup, it *will* in fact work. This is good. I
was never too keen with the evals, but it was the only viable
solution at that time.

+1 on the change.

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   jim@jaguNET.com   [|]   http://www.jaguNET.com/
          "Casanova will have many weapons; To beat him you will
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