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bug #47163: description of ifdef directive behavior

Submitted by:  Manoj Srivastava <srivasta>
Submitted on:  Mon 15 Feb 2016 10:12:42 PM UTC  
 
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.1 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  4.2 Triage Status:  Small Effort

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Mon 29 Feb 2016 06:46:09 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Updated in Git.  Thanks for the report.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Mon 15 Feb 2016 10:12:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi,

This was reported by a debian user. Please retain a CC to
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The manual says:
=============================================================
  ifdef variable-name

   

     The ifdef form takes the name of a variable as its argument, not a reference to a variable. The value of that variable has a non-empty value, the text-if-true is effective; otherwise, the text-if-false, if any, is effective. Variables that have never been defined have an empty value. The text variable-name is expanded, so it could be a variable or function that expands to the name of a variable.
================================================================

      

The second sentence of the first paragraph has a grammar error, it looks like it should read "If the value of that variable..."
 Also, "The value has a ... value" seems awkward.

 Manoj

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta>

 

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    2016-02-29 psmith StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.2
        Triage StatusNone => Small Effort
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