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Re: [PATCH] Implement verbatim export.

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement verbatim export.
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:38:57 -0400

On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 18:59 +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> As discussed last week, and ported to CVS head from our own internal
> build over the weekend, here's a patch that implements verbatim export
> of makefile variables to subprocesses.  This is particularly handy for
> anything with a dollar sign in it!

I'll have to think about this; it seems like a lot of change for
something that very few people have ever asked for.  Also, there are at
least two ways to share variable values with other instances of make
that I don't think have the issue you're having: one is to pass the
value via the command line instead of through the environment (where you
can use $(value ...)) and the other is to put it into a makefile that is
included by the different instances of make.

What do you think about those?

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