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8.2 Using autom4te

The Autoconf suite, including M4sugar, M4sh, and Autotest, in addition to Autoconf per se, heavily rely on M4. All these different uses revealed common needs factored into a layer over M4: autom4te1.

autom4te is a preprocessor that is like m4. It supports M4 extensions designed for use in tools like Autoconf.


[1] Yet another great name from Lars J. Aas.