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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: SPACER?
Date Mon, 27 Apr 1998 19:17:17 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> 
> Hmmm... Wasn't there some #define we needed for some OS (SCO
> maybe) that the others didn't for one particular file... so
> when the build process went on, this one line was out of "line"
> with the others :)

Yes - for the broken optimiser, but I still can't remember why we
couldn't use spaces (except for the obvious reason that it didn't work,
somehow).

Cheers,

Ben.

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