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Re: Quoting paths!?

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: Quoting paths!?
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 23:57:51 +0200

> 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 Alexandre,
> 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?

I'm not sure, but I think the win32 port of make handles this better.  In
any case, that would only become an issue if $srcdir was set to an
absolute path (it usually won't be).

At the very least, we should guard uses of $TMPDIR; this might point to
"/foo/temporary files" for example.  Here being robust definitely makes
sense.  And I see no reason not to be as robust as possible for all
dir references; after all, using quotes doesn't represent any kind of
overhead, does it?

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