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Re: Optimization request

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Optimization request
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 08:17:51 -0500

%% Daniel Pfeiffer <address@hidden> writes:

  dp> Since even on Unix these calls don't come for free either, I'd
  dp> like to suggest that you take up the concept of Perl's system
  dp> function.  That scans the string passed for shell meta-characters
  dp> and, if none are found, splits it up on whitespace and executes
  dp> the command itself.

GNU make already does this...

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