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Re: Failed make doc for Patchy

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Failed make doc for Patchy
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:44:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:27:52PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> And the MacOSX /bin/sh is the first shell I heard of that does not grok
>> echo -n.
> ...
>>      If this may not be true, `printf' is in general safer and easier
>>      to use than `echo' and `echo -n'.
> This matches the open group specifications.
> ...
>     It is not possible to use echo portably across all POSIX
> systems unless both -n (as the first argument) and escape
> sequences are omitted.

git grep "echo -n"
make/midi-rules.make:   (echo '\header {'; for f in $(HEADER_FIELDS); do echo -n
mf/GNUmakefile: echo -n 'emmentaler-brace' > $@
scripts/build/ -n "$name: Writing index: $index_file... -n $AUTOGEN_INPUT_CHECKSUM > $CHECKSUM_FILE -n $CONFIGURE_CHECKSUM > $CONFIGURE_CHECKSUM_FILE
stepmake/bin/    echo -n "Checking version..."
stepmake/bin/    echo -n "Checking latest..."
stepmake/bin/    echo -n "Updating StepMake..."
stepmake/bin/ -n "Stepmakeising..."


David Kastrup

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