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4.8.3 Autoheader Macros

autoheader scans configure.ac and figures out which C preprocessor symbols it might define. It knows how to generate templates for symbols defined by AC_CHECK_HEADERS, AC_CHECK_FUNCS etc., but if you AC_DEFINE any additional symbol, you must define a template for it. If there are missing templates, autoheader fails with an error message.

The simplest way to create a template for a symbol is to supply the description argument to an ‘AC_DEFINE(symbol)’; see Defining Symbols. You may also use one of the following macros.

— Macro: AH_VERBATIM (key, template)

Tell autoheader to include the template as-is in the header template file. This template is associated with the key, which is used to sort all the different templates and guarantee their uniqueness. It should be a symbol that can be defined via AC_DEFINE.

For example:

          AH_VERBATIM([_GNU_SOURCE],
          [/* Enable GNU extensions on systems that have them.  */
          #ifndef _GNU_SOURCE
          # define _GNU_SOURCE
          #endif])
     
— Macro: AH_TEMPLATE (key, description)

Tell autoheader to generate a template for key. This macro generates standard templates just like AC_DEFINE when a description is given.

For example:

          AH_TEMPLATE([CRAY_STACKSEG_END],
                      [Define to one of _getb67, GETB67, getb67
                       for Cray-2 and Cray-YMP systems.  This
                       function is required for alloca.c support
                       on those systems.])
     

generates the following template, with the description properly justified.

          /* Define to one of _getb67, GETB67, getb67 for Cray-2 and
             Cray-YMP systems.  This function is required for alloca.c
             support on those systems.  */
          #undef CRAY_STACKSEG_END
     
— Macro: AH_TOP (text)

Include text at the top of the header template file.

— Macro: AH_BOTTOM (text)

Include text at the bottom of the header template file.


 
 
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