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Re: Complex pattern rules broken in win32-make (MINGW).

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Complex pattern rules broken in win32-make (MINGW).
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 20:13:34 +0200

> Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 11:52:26 +0100
> From: "Peter Dons Tychsen" <address@hidden>
> > Not if you enclose $@ and $< in double quotes -- which you should do
> > anyway, since you can never know when the actual file name will have
> > embedded spaces.
> I dont see how the double quotes will help me in this case.

They will help because quite a few programs that don't like slashes in
arguments expect the slash be the first character in an argument
(a.k.a. switch character), but will not treat it as such if the
argument is quoted.

> but the problem that some windows programs dont like the "/" will not go
> away because of this.
> Many DOS/WIN programs have built-in path analyzers which simply does not
> take "/" into account at all.
> If encounting a "/" instead of the "\" they will simply fail.

Which programs are those?  Can you give examples?

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