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   AX_CFLAGS_NO_WRITABLE_STRINGS [(shellvar [,default, [A/NA]])]


Try to find a compiler option that makes all string literals readonly.

The sanity check is done by looking at string.h which has a set of strcpy definitions that should be defined with const-modifiers to not emit a warning in all so many places.

For the GNU CC compiler it will be -fno-writable-strings -Wwrite-strings The result is added to the shellvar being CFLAGS by default.


 - $1 shell-variable-to-add-to : CFLAGS
 - $2 add-value-if-not-found : nothing
 - $3 action-if-found : add value to shellvariable
 - $4 action-if-not-found : nothing

NOTE: These macros depend on AX_APPEND_FLAG.

Source Code

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