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Re: support of whitespace in a variable name

From: Daniel Amous
Subject: Re: support of whitespace in a variable name
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:48:41 +0100

Thanks a lot for this quick  answer.
We will drop back to a previous version   that some teams still use (this 
is not a project that we need to build often - last time was in 2004 !)
Best regards

Daniel Amous
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SEP, Development Sales & e-Commerce Platform 
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From:   Paul Smith <address@hidden>
To:     Daniel Amous <address@hidden>
Cc:     address@hidden
Date:   20/01/2012 17:17
Subject:        Re: support of whitespace in a variable name

On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 15:18 +0100, Daniel Amous wrote:
> we have a pb recompiling a project based on makefiles in which most 
> variable names have space  character within  (I am not talking about 
> heading or trailing space);
> So do you know what could be the settings to do to allow GNU make within 

> cygwin context  to accept space in variable name ?
> Our cygwin version:  version 2.761
> Our GNU Make version: 3.82.90

As of GNU make 3.82, whitespace is no longer supported in variable
names.  This is an intentional change and there's no plan to reintroduce
that support (it was made to allow for new capabilities in the future).
If you need to continue to use that build environment without change
you'll need to drop back to GNU make 3.81; otherwise you'll need to
change the variable names to use some other character besides space.

Sorry I don't have better news :-(.

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