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Re: whitespace and macros from the command line

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: whitespace and macros from the command line
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 07:59:07 -0700
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[dropping automake-patches]

On 01/23/2011 03:33 AM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Another patch set to document make limitations in autoconf.texi, and fix
> the respective test failures in Automake.  I have a separate patch for
> Automake maint I'd like to apply, since this is such a long-standing
> failure.
> I'm not actually sure if Posix mandates the stripping of leading
> whitespace from variables set on the make command line.  I think
> it does (which is why I chose that particular formulation), given
> that leading whitespace is stripped after the equals sign in a
> Makefile as well.

I'm not sure either, but your wording for autoconf is okay by
intentionally omitting mention of Posix.

> Any issues with this?
> Thanks,
> Ralf
> Autoconf:
>     docs: new section about whitespace trimmmed from make command-lines.
>     * doc/autoconf.texi (Command-line Macros and whitespace): New
>     section, document trimming of whitespace from macros set on the
>     command line and from the environment.

Looks good.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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