GNU `m4' is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro
processor.  It is mostly SVR4 compatible, although it has some
extensions (for example, handling more than 9 positional parameters
to macros).  `m4' also has built-in functions for including files,
running shell commands, doing arithmetic, etc.  Autoconf needs GNU
`m4' for generating `configure' scripts, but not for running them.

GNU `m4' has been originally written by Rene' Seindal, from Denmark.
This release is to be considered as stable.

By using `./configure --enable-changeword', you get an experimental
feature which allows for changing the syntax of what is a "word" in
`m4'.  This might go away, so don't count on it yet.

Send bug reports to `bug-gnu-utils@prep.ai.mit.edu'.  A bug report is
an adequate description of the problem: your input, what you expected,
what you got, and why this is wrong.  Diffs are welcome, but they only
describe a solution, from which the problem might be uneasy to infer.

Robert La Ferla
Registered OPENSTEP / NEXTSTEP Consultant
Boston, MA
+ 1 (617) 252-0088

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