Trailing backslashes in Makefile

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Thu Dec 3 13:30:27 GMT 1998

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> I'm not talking about \-extended lines.  The problem is when a line
> ended with a backslash is followed by a blank line.  This breaks
> various make programs :-(

	Righto, thanks: I didn't realize that was the
	bug you meant.

	In parsing Makefiles in a previous life we found 
	there were two distinct warring camps on how that 
	should be interpreted...  One interpretation
	worked on SunOS 4, another on Solaris (:-))

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