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Re: Problem with backslash/newline on DOS/Windows/OS2/etc.?

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Problem with backslash/newline on DOS/Windows/OS2/etc.?
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:29:26 +0000

On 4:18:30 am 2005-07-12 "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden> wrote:
> %% Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>   >>  Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 16:16:17 -0400
>   >>  Cc: address@hidden
>   >>  From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
>   >>
>   >>  So for example, if you had a rule like this:
>   >>
>   >>  echo foo \
>   >>  bar
>   >>  After this change, and according to POSIX, that's not how make
>   >>  is supposed to work.  Make is supposed to preserve the
>   >>  backslash-newline and hand it over to the shell, and let the
> _shell_ deal with it.
>   ez> In that case, I think this feature needs to be turned off on
>   ez> non-Posix platforms.  It will never work reliably; with most
>   ez> shells available on Windows, it will simply fail, AFAIK.  At the
>   ez> very least, it should be turned off when the shell is not a
> Unixy   ez> shell.
> OK, well, can someone please suggest the best way to manage this in
> the code?  Should we use the check for unixy_shell?  Or...?


--disable-eol-backslash would be set on by default for known to be non
POSIX targets else --enable-eol-backslash would be set by default.

Then use the prior code for --disable-eol-backslash and use the new code
for --enable-eol-backslash.


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