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Re: User extensions

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: User extensions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 17:41:02 +0200
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On Saturday 23 October 2010, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hello Stefano, Valentin,
> please discuss patches on the -patches list; and please keep the
> original poster in Cc:, thanks.
> I haven't looked at the patch in detail yet, but will, now that
> the assignment papers are done (thanks!).
> * Stefano Lattarini wrote on Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 04:05:02PM CEST:
> > On Friday 03 September 2010, Valentin David wrote:
> > > * --libdir= can be called several times, the arguments can also have a
> > > list of paths separated by a colon.
> > We should really use the system PATH separator here, for better portability
> > (such PATH separator is already computed and AC_SUBST'd by configure as
> > address@hidden@').
> Why would an arbitrary path, having nothing to do with the PATH
> environment variable, needlessly have the same system-dependent
> separator?
So that, on windows, one can do e.g. "autoamke --libdir 'D:\my-am-libdir'"
-- or am I missing something?

> Other paths don't do this, either.
Which kind of PATHs are you referring to?  For example, PERL5LIB and
PYTHONPATH both shares the PATH format (entries separated by ":" on
Unix, by ";" on Windows).


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