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Changes to m4/README [branch-1_4]

From: Gary V . Vaughan
Subject: Changes to m4/README [branch-1_4]
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 07:29:13 -0400

Index: m4/README
diff -u /dev/null m4/README:
--- /dev/null   Tue Oct 18 11:29:13 2005
+++ m4/README   Tue Oct 18 11:29:12 2005
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+GNU `m4' is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro
+processor.  It is mostly SVR4 compatible, although it has some
+extensions (for example, handling more than 9 positional parameters
+to macros).  `m4' also has built-in functions for including files,
+running shell commands, doing arithmetic, etc.  Autoconf needs GNU
+`m4' for generating `configure' scripts, but not for running them.
+GNU `m4' has been originally written by Rene' Seindal, from Denmark.
+This release is to be considered as stable.
+If GNU `m4' is meant to serve GNU `autoconf', beware that `m4'
+should be fully installed *prior to* configuring `autoconf' itself.
+In the subdirectory `examples' you will find various m4 files, ranging
+from trivial test files to rather advanced macros.  If you intend to
+use m4 seriously, you might find useful material down there.
+See file `BACKLOG' for a summary of pending mail and articles.
+See file `COPYING' for copying conditions.
+See file `INSTALL' for compilation and installation instructions.
+See file `NEWS' for a list of major changes in the current release.
+See file `THANKS' for a list of contributors.
+By using `./configure --enable-changeword', you get an experimental
+feature which allows for changing the syntax of what is a "word" in
+`m4'.  This might go away, so don't count on it yet.
+Send bug reports to address@hidden'.  A bug report is an adequate
+description of the problem: your input, what you expected, what you got,
+and why this is wrong.  Diffs are welcome, but they only describe a
+solution, from which the problem might be uneasy to infer.

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