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Re: VCSWITNESS = fail ** 2

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: VCSWITNESS = fail ** 2
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:45:20 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> Shouldn't that be
>         VCSWITNESS="$vcswitness"
> instead?

No. You're in a Makefile context.  The $$ needs to be doubled or
it won't be passed to the shell.  I tested this.

> That possibility was considered and rejected, for the reasons that
> Stefan explained. 

I have not seen that explanation.

>                 So you have just made things worse, not better.

The code wasn't working, so deleting it didn't leave us any worse
off.  I did test before posting.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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