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sr #106943: autotest macros require double quotes now

Submitted by:  Adam Borowski <kilobyte>
Submitted on:  Wed 22 Jul 2009 09:01:39 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Eric Blake <ericb>
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  None

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Thu 23 Jul 2009 11:56:03 AM UTC, comment #1:

In general, you should always consider double-quoting anything that might be special to m4 (which # is). But for this particular report, we have already fixed this, and it is now covered in the testsuite (make check TESTSUITEFLAGS='-k pound').

Eric Blake <ericb>
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Wed 22 Jul 2009 09:01:39 PM UTC, original submission:

If autotest macros like AT_SETUP receive an argument that contains non-kosher characters, autotest fails unless the argument is quoted twice.

For example, in a project where commands start with hash, many test descriptions include the hash character. AT_SETUP([#blah]) used to work in autoconf 2.61, in 2.63 it doesn't anymore -- AT_SETUP([[#blah]]) is required.

Adam Borowski <kilobyte>


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