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Re: Bug in m4

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Bug in m4
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 10:22:06 -0500
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On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 10:59:48AM +1200, Davin Pearson wrote:
> Here is the shell output when I run the command
> cd ~/Peblic/sources && make m4
> Look out for the lines with ERROR in them as they are
> problematic code for the m4 language...

> make[2]: Entering directory '/home/davin/Peblic/sources/50webs-com/photos'
> echo Toadstool && m4 -P -Dm4_home=.. -Dm4_dirname=photos -Dm4_filename=$X
> -Dm4_is_dos= Alan+Roger+Davin-2014.hts
> >../../../targets/50webs-com/photos/Alan+Roger+Davin-2014.html
> Toadstool
> m4:Alan+Roger+Davin-2014.hts:10: ERROR: end of file in argument list
> make[2]: *** [../../Makefile.mk:149: m4-inner] Error 1

So m4 is reporting that there is a syntax error in your file
Alan+Roger+Davin-2014.hts.  That's not a bug in m4, but in your file.
Without knowing the contents of that file, it is not obvious for me to
tell you why that file is triggering m4 to report a syntax error.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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