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Re: whitespace and macros from the command line

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: whitespace and macros from the command line
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:03:35 +0100
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[dropping autoconf-patches]

Hello Ralf.

On Sunday 23 January 2011, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Another patch set to document make limitations in autoconf.texi, and fix
> the respective test failures in Automake.  I have a separate patch for
> Automake maint I'd like to apply, since this is such a long-standing
> failure.
> I'm not actually sure if Posix mandates the stripping of leading
> whitespace from variables set on the make command line.  I think
> it does (which is why I chose that particular formulation), given
> that leading whitespace is stripped after the equals sign in a
> Makefile as well.
> Any issues with this?
FWIW, the automake patches look good to me.

Thanks for fixing this,

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