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RE: win32 paths with spaces

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: RE: win32 paths with spaces
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 13:22:23 -0500

%% address@hidden writes:

  j> If the quotes remained in the string (instead of being removed when
  j> parsed as it seems at present)

Make will never remove any quotes from any variable value.

Make knows about exactly _TWO_ special characters: "$", and "\" but only
when appearing as the last character on the line.  That's it.  Every
other character is left alone and means nothing to make.

If someone can come up with a comprehensive suggestion, that considers
issues like backward compatibility, how variable values will be
expanded, how functions like wildcard, word, foreach, call, eval,
etc. will work, cross-platform compatibility, shell invocation,
etc. then I'm quite willing to listen.  But, I've spent at least a few
minutes considering these issues already and I don't see any realistic
way to solve this with quoting.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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