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Re: Quoting paths!?

From: Alexander Mai
Subject: Re: Quoting paths!?
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 23:31:17 +0200 (CED)

On 06 Jun 2001 19:33:59 +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:

>>>>>> "Alexander" == Alexander Mai <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Is configure supposed to support directory names with embedded
>>> blanks, e.g. "two words"? Those may be disallowed for
>>> subdirectories but may easily occur in the absolute paths being
>>> used.
>Alexander> I was referring to a specific report which got.  Seems the
>Alexander> bug refers to a build on cygwin (some win$) which is
>Alexander> performed in d:/two dirs /project/ so any un-quoted request
>Alexander> like cd d:/two dirs/project/lib seems to fail!?
>Hi Alexander,
>Are you sure this is worth the trouble?  I mean, `make', anyway, hates
>the white spaces, so I think you're asking us to fight a lost war.
>Or am I missing something?

Well, I did not really ask you to support this - in first place I wanted to know
whether it is supported. Seems it isn't.
Is this explicitly documented somewhere? If not it should be.
(I agree that it may not be worth the trouble now, but for various reasons
on might keep something like this in the mind when coding new stuff
for auto* ?)

There was a report about a project not "configuring" right so I asked.
We'll add a note to the install docs/FAQ/etc as well.

Alexander Mai

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