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Re: Argument quoting problem when processing config_subdirs

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Argument quoting problem when processing config_subdirs
Date: 15 Jan 2001 09:48:10 +0100
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>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

>> Sorry, I don't know what your patch is addressing, didn't look
>> precisely (there is no ChangeLog), but anyway if you need this,
>> your patch is wrong somewhere.
Tim> Sorry about the lack of a ChangeLog - that was an oversight.

Tim> The problem is DOS-style paths (using backslashes as dirseps).
Tim> When the args passed to configure are passed back to the shell,
Tim> this leads to problems, as the backslashes are treated as
Tim> escapes.

Then I'd say we should fix the quotation system so that options have
their argument quoted, not the whole --option=arg.  For a start,
passing '--option=arg' (including the quotes) to a sub configure of a
different generation (bad idea), agreed would have it break.

I'll do that.

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