(autoconf.info)Writing Autoconf Macros


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9 Writing Autoconf Macros
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When you write a feature test that could be applicable to more than one
software package, the best thing to do is encapsulate it in a new macro.
Here are some instructions and guidelines for writing Autoconf macros.

* Macro Definitions
Basic format of an Autoconf macro
* Macro Names
What to call your new macros
* Reporting Messages
Notifying `autoconf' users
* Dependencies Between Macros
What to do when macros depend on other macros
* Obsoleting Macros
Warning about old ways of doing things
* Coding Style
Writing Autoconf macros a` la Autoconf

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