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Re: make and backslash-newline's

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make and backslash-newline's
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 23:53:08 -0500

%% "Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

  ps> It's not clear to me what the problem is with having a late beta
  ps> of GNU make installed into Debian unstable.  If these changes are
  ps> going to be in the next release would it really have made much
  ps> difference to wait for that?

  ams> The problem is that you don't get the chance to read the NEWS
  ams> file. :( Often when you update Debian, you get a bazillion
  ams> packages to update, and simply don't have the time to read
  ams> through all the new blurbs.  If 3.81 had been released, I
  ams> atleast, would have read the NEWS file that you'd post to
  ams> info-gnu (and I would have sent a bug report if you didn't :-);
  ams> and would have noticed such a change.

Well, for you that's true since you read info-gnu as well.  I expect
that this applies to an extremely small minority of Debian users though.


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