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RE: Problems with echo. (echo period)

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: Problems with echo. (echo period)
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:18:13 +0100

On 24 April 2007 10:11, Benoit Sigoure wrote:

> Quoting Dave Korn <address@hidden>:
>> On 24 April 2007 07:43, Benoit Sigoure wrote:
>>> and the whole community will benefit from this very slight improvement.
>>  Nope, only the minority of win32/cmd.exe users.  An awful lot of people
>> never use make with any other than a POSIX shell....
> Yes, well, we're discussing on the make-*w32* ML, what did you expect?

  Well, yes, but the code change involves anybody.

> That's still quite a lot of people anyway...  Many people (like me) have to
> port/compile their projects on Windows (unfortunately).
> Given the cost of the improvement, I think it's worth the effort (2
> extra lines in a C file).

  It gets to be a problem when a project accumulates many many years worth of
"just 2 extra lines for an ad-hoc fix".  I'm not strongly for or against.

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