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Re: Whitespace in `${srcdir}' during `configure'

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Whitespace in `${srcdir}' during `configure'
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:26:46 -0500
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Paul Eggert wrote:

> As I understand it the next version of GNU Make will address this
> issue, which means that once that we can assume that version
> everywhere (a few years from now), we might be able to pull it off.

Maybe this can be revisited after such a Make gets released.

> Admittedly this is not much comfort to a builder who wants spaces in
> directory names today....

AFAIK you can build in a directory with spaces today (srcdir=.),
you just can't pass a srcdir containing spaces (out-of-tree build).

But really, the only case I can think of is a user whose home directory
contains spaces and is unable to use /tmp. In which case, I can only
assume that their sysadmin hates them and wants them to be miserable.
Compiling software is probably the least of their problems. :)

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