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Re: win32 short name and IFS='~'

From: Naofumi Yasufuku
Subject: Re: win32 short name and IFS='~'
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 19:58:16 +0900
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Sorry for the delay,

At Tue, 22 Apr 2003 01:24:57 -0500,
Robert Boehne wrote:
> Naofumi,
> I tried your original patch that moved the expansions around,
> but it caused problems for me.  The most delicate part of Libtool
> is the quoting, if anything in the quoting changes, it's almost
> certain to break something.  Quoting in Libtool has to work
> the same in bash as it does on a wide variety of Bourne shells
> with various bugs.

Yes. I know. I don't want to change such delicate thing if possible.

> Besides, wouldn't we all rather have the IFS hack removed anyway?
> There will always be some situation where someone can't use any
> character that we come up with, so let's not use any of them.  ;)
> Now I realize that you have spent time on fixing this, and aren't
> too happy about the prospect of starting over with a different approach.
> I do sympathize with that, but as I see it eliminating the setting
> of IFS is the only solution that isn't just trading one problem for
> another.

I agree with you. We should say goodbye to the IFS hack, and replace
them with shell functions or something.


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