AS_ECHO_N in util-macros

Gaetan Nadon memsize at
Sun Mar 11 06:37:30 PDT 2012

On 12-03-10 10:14 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 07/03/2012 21:01, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>> On 05/03/12 20:04, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>>> Crap, I wish I had tried this sooner.  It doesn't look likw AS_ECHO is in
>>> autoconf-2.61 either:
> Is there a reason why this wasn't picked up by your tinderbox?
>>> configure:4861: error: possibly undefined macro: AS_ECHO
>>>        If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>>>        See the Autoconf documentation.
>> Yes, AS_ECHO seems to be introduced in autoconf 2.62 as well :-(
>> Reading the section on 'echo' in [1], I'm inclined to say that since we know
>> that the cacheid neither starts with a hyphen nor contains backslashes, we can
>> just use echo here.
>> I'm not able to write and test a patch right now.  I shall do so as soon as I
>> can, unless someone beats me to it.
> Looking at this again, it seems I missed a trick when I originally wrote this
> change and it can be written without using echo at all.
> Have I mentioned recently how much I hate shell programming? :-)
> Attached is a patch for your consideration.

Reviewed-by: Gaetan Nadon<memsize at>

There is one patch coming up from Chase Douglas which needs a version
bump. We'll get both in.
This will be version 1.17 for the katamari.


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