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RE: can't get far if file has difficult name

From: Paul Smith
Subject: RE: can't get far if file has difficult name
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:20:43 -0500

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 18:30 -0800, Martin Dorey wrote:

> -rw-rw-r-- 1 martind software 0 2006-11-30 16:44 bracket()
> address@hidden:~/tmp/make-2006-11-30$ make 'bracket()'.t
> make: *** No rule to make target `bracket().t'.  Stop.

That seems to be a bug.  I can reproduce it.  On the other hand I can do

  $ touch 'foo(bar)baz'
  $ make 'foo(bar)baz.t'

and I don't get this error: it actually runs the rule, so it's not just
parentheses.  I wonder if it has to do with archive support.  This
should be reported on Savannah.

> address@hidden:~/tmp/make-2006-11-30$ make 'bracket('.t
> bla bla bla
> make: bla: Command not found
> make: *** [.bracket(.time] Error 127

This is perfectly legitimate, and not an error in make (Dan's original
example didn't have a real command to run in the event it actually

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