Module name: m4
Changes by: Eric Blake <ericb> 06/09/20 04:04:29
RCS file: /sources/m4/m4/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.16
retrieving revision 1.17
diff -u -b -r1.16 -r1.17
--- NEWS 19 Sep 2006 13:16:08 -0000 1.16
+++ NEWS 20 Sep 2006 04:04:29 -0000 1.17
@@ -68,13 +68,14 @@
representation and to catch any more missing state; once 2.0 is released,
any further changes would introduce format 3.
-* New `--debugfile' option is a synonym for the misnamed `--error-output',
- using the old spelling will print a warning and may break in future
+* The `-o' and `--error-output' options, which were replaced by
+ `--debugfile' in M4 1.4.7, now issue a deprecation warning. This warning
+ interferes with all versions of Autoconf prior to 2.61, so plan on
+ installing an updated Autoconf when installing M4 2.0.
* The `dumpdef' macro now always outputs to standard error, rather than
- the debug file specified by the `-o'/`--debugfile' option or
- `debugfile' macro.
+ the debug file specified by the `--debugfile' option or `debugfile'
* The builtins `modules' and `symbols', introduced in previous betas,
have been renamed `m4modules' and `m4symbols', in order to minimize