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Re: pathnames containing spaces

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: pathnames containing spaces
Date: 27 Jan 2004 15:11:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>>>>> "Russ" == Russ Allbery <address@hidden> writes:

Russ> make uses a space as a separator, and getting it to accept spaces in file
Russ> names is extremely difficult or impossible depending on the version of
Russ> make that you're using.

Yeah, and the problem is made worse because quoting for make isn't the
same as quoting for the shell.  You have to double quote things,
sometimes in creative ways -- and automake likes to re-use user input,
so in some situations doing this is probably just impossible.

The problems aren't just with spaces, dollar signs and colons also
cause fits.


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