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Re: assertion failure

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: assertion failure
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 20:46:09 -0500

%% Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden> writes:

  eh> make version 3.78.1
  eh> My Makefile contains exactly three characters -- a backslash, a
  eh> space, and a colon.

  eh> Typing `make' yields this:

  eh>   make: read.c:892: read_makefile: Assertion `*p2 != '\0'' failed.
  eh>   Aborted (core dumped)

  eh> For what it's worth, I do not see this behavior with 3.79.1 (it says
  eh> "Nothing to be done for ` '")

As you discovered, this bug was fixed in 3.79.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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