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Re: pathnames containing spaces

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: pathnames containing spaces
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 11:42:40 -0800

Earnie Boyd wrote:

> No, it is not an automake or autoconf bug.  Autoconf and Automake are
> about portability and spaces in path names are not portable.

Explain that to some ported-to-unix programs that create
files with spaces in them.  It is a matter of custom.  On Unix,
the custom is to not do this.  On windows (and with GUI programs),
the custom is to do so.  This is a bug.  The refusal to fix it
is snobbery.  The fact that the solution is difficult gives a
legitimate reason for not putting it high on the priority list.

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