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Re: strange behavior with makefile

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: strange behavior with makefile
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:31:19 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:17:43 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden
> As for why the "/" instead of "\", make is a POSIX tool and it deals
> with "/" as a directory separator.  The Windows port of make has some
> facilities to read Windows paths instead, but when make constructs a
> pathname (as it does here as a result of vpath) it will always use "/"
> as the directory separator.
> However, almost all Windows commands accept both "\" and "/" as
> directory separators, so usually this is not a problem.

Indeed.  And if some tool does care, just take the argument in quotes,
and it won't.

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