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Re: Problems with echo. (echo period)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Problems with echo. (echo period)
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 12:01:35 +0300

> From: "Dave Korn" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:18:01 +0100
> Cc: 
> On 20 April 2007 17:15, Aaron Shatters wrote:
> > As I noted previously, there are many workarounds to this problem.  I am
> > interested in fixing the root cause.  After all of this investigation, do
> > we have consensus that this is a limitation of make?  More importantly, do
> > we have consensus that it should be fixed?  We seem to have run out of
> > reasons for not fixing this problem.    
>   Since "echo." is clearly a shell builtin, and since the code is supposed to
> recognize shell builtins and hand them off to the shell, I would support
> fixing this in the source.

I don't think "echo." is a shell builtin.  It is a peculiar feature of
the cmd.exe command parser.

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