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From: Decklin Foster <decklin@red-bean.com>
To: Smarasderagd <smarry@vex.net>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: New rc snapshot, includes "the equals hack"
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:53:54 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20000816225354.A3758@photek.dhs.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20000815215120.111.qmail@pantransit.reptiles.org>; from smarry@vex.net on Tue, Aug 15, 2000 at 05:51:20PM -0500

Smarasderagd writes:

> make Q= target

There is always make Q='', which also fixes the =-at-end-of-line
problem. I'm somewhat ambivalent about offering workarounds, though,
because I agree with what you have written below:

> Putting the Q= at the end results in a syntax error due to the trailing
> implicit caret, and you'll run into this problem with a trailing =
> anywhere.  I'd rather have a fix that works completely, or just go on
> quoting things as I have been.

It just feels too sneaky and obscure to me. Part of the appeal of rc
is it's clear syntax; there aren't a lot of exceptions like this one.

P.S. Just a heads up for the group: I have taken over maintainership
of rc for Debian; feel free to contact me about any packaging issues.

There is no TRUTH. There is no REALITY. There is no CONSISTENCY. There
are no ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS. I'm very probably wrong. -- BSD fortune(6)

  reply	other threads:[~2000-08-18 22:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-08-15 14:32 smd
2000-08-15 22:51 ` Smarasderagd
2000-08-17  3:53   ` Decklin Foster [this message]
2000-08-21 23:21     ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-22 11:51       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-08-17 10:49   ` Tim Goodwin
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-08-23  1:03 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22  0:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22 23:23 ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-18 21:14 Bengt Kleberg
2000-08-15 20:25 smd
2000-08-15  7:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-15  6:41 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-11 14:01 Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  2:21 ` Paul Haahr
2000-08-15  4:21 ` Gary Carvell
2000-08-15 14:52 ` Mark K. Gardner

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