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Re: win32 paths with spaces

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: win32 paths with spaces
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:22:01 -0500

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 20:12:19 -0500
> > From: Greg Chicares <address@hidden>
> >
> > Therefore, if you create files with matching "long file names"
> > in a different order on two different machines, they can have
> > different "short file name" aliases.
> Yes.  So?

When someone asks for make to support paths with embedded spaces,
the 'SFN' alias is often suggested as a workaround. It may seem to
solve the problem, until
  c:\compatibility programs\bin\foo.o
turns out to be
on one computer but
on another to which the files were copied. I tried using this
workaround years ago, and put a lot of work into it before I found
this trap--and had to undo all that work. The alias can even change
just because you restore a backup:;EN-US;q176014

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