Re: autoscan: Advising that AC_FUNC_REALLOC is not The Right Thing (TM)

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I wrote:

> for background, I'm looking at tackling a bug
> (<URI:>)
> with flex's build system that seems to stem from the use of
> AC_FUNC_REALLOC in without including gnulib's
> (or another) implementation.  I believe this can be fixed by
> simply omitting AC_FUNC_REALLOC (on the premise that
> realloc(p, 0) is never used).

>   The macro was originally added to on the sug-
> gestion of autoscan which basically means that in a few
> years some well-meaning developer will probably re-run auto-
> scan, re-add the macro and the bug will re-appear.

>   So is there a way to advise autoscan that it shouldn't
> suggest AC_FUNC_REALLOC?  Another (human) solution would of
> course be to add appropriate comments to and
> hope that they will be read, but I'd prefer something more
> robust.

No ideas at all? :-)


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