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Re: Windows-specific bug 11183

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Windows-specific bug 11183
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 18:47:08 -0500 (EST)
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<quote who="Eli Zaretskii">
>> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:59:58 -0500
>> From: address@hidden
>> Here's a bug report with fix: is this something that we should accept or
>> no?
>> I don't know what the normal behavior of "\" in a pathname is when
>> compiling for DOS/Windows.  The code in the bug may need to be enhanced
>> because I think "\" is used to quote "%" in pattern rules.
> I tend to advise against this patch.  Apart of the problem you
> mentioned (quoting %), there's really no need to use backslashes in
> implicit or pattern rules, one can simply use forward slashes.

I agree in heart.  I'm having instances though of recollection of reported
problems based on MS Visual suite forcing the Makefile to use \ instead of
/.  I think postponing the patch beyond 3.81 would be best.



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