15.5.3 Changed Macros
Many of the macros were renamed in Autoconf version 2. You can still
use the old names, but the new ones are clearer, and it's easier to find
the documentation for them. See section 15.4 Obsolete Macros, for a table showing the
new names for the old macros. Use the
autoupdate program to
convert your `configure.ac' to using the new macro names.
See section 15.3 Using
autoupdate to Modernize `configure.ac'.
Some macros have been superseded by similar ones that do the job better,
but are not call-compatible. If you get warnings about calling obsolete
macros while running
autoconf, you may safely ignore them, but
configure script will generally work better if you follow
the advice that is printed about what to replace the obsolete macros with. In
particular, the mechanism for reporting the results of tests has
changed. If you were using
configure script's output will
look better if you switch to
AC_MSG_RESULT. See section 7.4 Printing Messages. Those macros work best
in conjunction with cache variables. See section 7.3 Caching Results.