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Re: 3.81 and windows paths
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Actually, we have had people who have complained because make became
> confused by certain uses of a ':' in the old version of make. I see now
> that this is because of the attempt to interpret a valid make rule as
> a MS-DOS path.
> So, I'm less inclined to want to recommend an upstream patch. I don't
> think I want to break valid makefiles which work on linux.
Well surely such a patch would include sufficient logic to know that
^[a-z]:[/\\] incidates a DOS path and not to just blindly puke and cry
on a path component that happens to have a : in it somewhere.
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