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Re: Problem with escaped parens

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Problem with escaped parens
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 06:29:21 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Jon Grant <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 22:02:11 -0500
> The problem is you guys are all quoting the parentheses.  Why are you
> doing that?  Parentheses are not special characters for GNU make (unless
> they come after a $ of course) and so there's no need to escape them (on
> UNIX anyway).

I did try without parens, and it resulted in an error.  However, now I
realize that this was because the parens need to be quoted in the
shell command run by the rule.  So you are right.

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