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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: SPACER?
Date Mon, 27 Apr 1998 18:07:09 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> I'm currently a little bit confused about the $(SPACER) we use in your
> Makefiles. What is its purpose? Just to make whitespace before the filenames
> in compiler commands? Don't provide two spaces the same effect?  Is this still
> needed? Hmmm... SPACER is at least not defined somewhere (Makefile.config I
> expected), not even as ``SPACER=''. Does anybody know the reason why we still
> have this Makefile variable and a reason why we can't simply replace it with
> two plain spaces?

Alexei made us do it. It was purely to make things line up. I seem to
remember there was a reason we couldn't simply use spaces, but I can't
remember what it was.



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