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Re: Minimal example for perl program

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Minimal example for perl program
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:23:41 -0700
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Ole Tange <address@hidden> writes:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I wish automake could warn about leading whitespace damage;
>> unfortunately, the parser would need to be quite a bit smarter
>> for such a warning to work reliably.

> Could it be extended so you could start the line with either <TAB> or
> <DOT><WHITESPACE>? Or would that break too much backwards
> compatability?

It breaks the basic assumption that is basically a makefile.
I suppose that Automake could try to transform the whitespace as part of
its processing, but I'm not sure that's a good idea.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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