While this change is "obviously correct", every programmer has also had
the experience of spending hours trying to find a bug, only to discover
it was an invisible one-character typo. Thus every programmer should
also know that "obviously correct" and "correct" are not quite the same.
— Matt Mackall
What we do to deprecate functionality in X is we break it accidentally, we
wait three or four years, see if we've gotten any bug reports—if we've
gotten any bug reports we may actually go fix it; if we've gotten no
bug reports we silently delete the feature.
— Keith Packard, at LCA 2013, shortly before suggesting that the kernel adopt the same approach.
If you are an upstream of a software that uses autoconf - Please run autoreconf against autotools-dev 20120210.1 or later, and make a release of your software.
Aarch64 porters will be grateful as updated software trickles down to distributions.
— Riku Voipio
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