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Re: [PATCH] echo -n is not portable and used too much

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-15 21:50:31 CET

Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:
> The supplied patch does the following:
> 1) Makefile.in: Use @ECHO_C@ and @ECHO_N@ supplied by autoconf to have
> echo not print a newline.
> 2) Makefile.in: Rebuild Makefile from Makefile.in using config.status
> automatically.
> 3) ./ac-helpers/gnu-diff.sh: Determine how to have echo not print a newline.
> For 3), I decided not to use autoconf, because that would mean creating
> another autoconf generated file and having Makefile clean it up. This
> seemed easier and the file is portable to different OSes without
> autogenerating.

I applied parts (1) and (3) in revision 1301, thanks!

I didn't apply (2) -- it might be a good change, but it's unrelated to
the echo -n problem so should be a separate commit. I wasn't quite
sure what problem it fixed, though, can you explain? Thanks,


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