[fpc-devel] Paramstr trailing spaces, bug or not?

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Sat Dec 24 14:22:37 CET 2011

On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 17:25 +0400, Sergei Gorelkin wrote:
> 23.12.2011 16:18, Marco van de Voort пишет:
> >> - syswin.inc code looks like any number of delimiters between parameters
> >>    are skipped.
> >
> > .. unless quoted.
> >
> >> - this extra whitespace is added by the makefile, suggesting some buggy/incorrect processing in
> >> make.exe or makefile itself.
> >
> > It could be that the makefile logic quotes every argument on windows, in
> > case of spaces. We would need a kind of strace tool for Windows to find out.
> >
> ... it is the trailing backslash escaping the following character (C style).
> I could reproduce the issue, by using the following command in 'packages' directory:

So to conclude, it's a problem of make that it handles the backslash as
if it were a escaping-backslash. There's nothing that we have to change,
except that fpmake has to trim it's input values to handle this buggy


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