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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 15:33:08 +0100
From: "Lars J. Aas" <larsa AT sim DOT no>
To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
Cc: cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com, autoconf AT gnu DOT org
Subject: Re: -mwin32 test macro
Message-ID: <20010314153308.A7048@sim.no>
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In-Reply-To: <035401c0ac91$3ba21fd0$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>; from robert.collins@itdomain.com.au on Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 01:15:31AM +1100

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 01:15:31AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
: It sets ac_cc_win32 to yes or no as appropriate, so test writers in
: configure.in can do an AC_SUBST or AC_DEFINE and switch off bits of
: their code, or do as above, and fail the configure script.

It's more useful to set it to "true" / "false".  Then you can write

if $ac_cc_win32; then
  ...
fi

instead of having to do a string comparison like

if test x"$ac_cc_win32" = x"yes"; then
  ...
fi

  Lars J
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