Subject: make drops NULL arguments .....
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List: current-users
Date: 05/17/1994 10:14:47

FYI: I encountered this bug when building AUIS (Andrew User Inteface System
     or ATK) (all versions).  At present the work arround is documented as
     `use gnu-make'.

The versions of make found in NetBSD-0.9 and NetBSD-current (~ 2nd May)
have a problem with executing commands of the form:

		program arg "arg" ""

where the last quoted argument is empty.  Both versions of make drop the
empty argument instead of passing a null string.

This problem only occures when make tries to be smart by avoiding the
need to use a shell to run the program.  A rule like:

		: && program arg "arg" ""

which forces the use of the shell avoids the problem

Has this been fixed in a more recent NetBSD-current?

				regards Andrew