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Re: Last part of PR/347: warn about $(foo bar).

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: Last part of PR/347: warn about $(foo bar).
Date: 22 Aug 2002 01:49:50 +0200

Am Mit, 2002-08-21 um 22.04 schrieb Alexandre Duret-Lutz:
> This patch teaches Automake how to warn about $(foo bar)-style
> variables.  People frequently use GNU make extensions
> (e.g., `$(wildcard *.dat)' or `$(addsuffix .c,foo bar)') assuming
> they are portable (or assuming nothing at all :)).
> Automake will thus warn about any variable name that does not
> meet POSIX (address@hidden') and hint the user about a
> possible use of a `GNU make extension' when the bogus name
> contain a space.

> Comments?  Fears?

I am not very fond of this. 

AFAIU, you disable a lot of useful features for people who intentionally
use automake for gnumake-Makefiles files .

Furthermore I am concerned about you wanting to parse and warn about
variables which are not subject to automake's activities.

To conclude, I am opposed to this, without having an option to disable
this feature.


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