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RE: win32 paths with spaces

From: jgrant
Subject: RE: win32 paths with spaces
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:39:50 -0000


> No solid plans.  I have an idea on how to do it but it could 
> cause incompatibilities in some areas.
> The problem is that it's virtually impossible to do this 
> using a traditional escape mechanism.  When you consider all 
> the ways variable values are interpreted, get their values, 
> all the different make functions, etc. it's a daunting 
> situation.  Fundamentally, the entire syntax of make (not 
> just GNU make: even the POSIX standard for make) is "word 
> based" and is not friendly to spaces inside a filename.

Would it be possible for items within quotes to be flagged and considered as
a single item?  Then when parsing to load the filenames the quote mark could
flaged and indicate to continue until the next quote.

Kind regards


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