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Re: Extensions for make file parsing?

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: Extensions for make file parsing?
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:55:14 +0100
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>>> As I've said, it is not possible for a single variable or function
>>> reference to span multiple logical lines.
>> Are there any chances to lift this restriction for make functions?
> It's very unlikely.  The entire implementation of the parser in make at
> its most basic level is completely line-oriented.

Thanks for your explanation.

> It would be quite a bit of code change to change this behavior.

Would it be generally acceptable to change the parser in the way that also
function parameters which would like not to pass several logical lines
in a single variable with multi-line content will be supported?

Does the current software provide a function library for corresponding
parsing of text components?


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