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9. Writing Autoconf Macros

When you write a feature test that could be applicable to more than one software package, the best thing to do is encapsulate it in a new macro. Here are some instructions and guidelines for writing Autoconf macros.

9.1 Macro Definitions  Basic format of an Autoconf macro
9.2 Macro Names  What to call your new macros
9.3 Reporting Messages  Notifying autoconf users
9.4 Dependencies Between Macros  What to do when macros depend on other macros
9.5 Obsoleting Macros  Warning about old ways of doing things
9.6 Coding Style  Writing Autoconf macros à la Autoconf

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