Subject: Re: imake, Solaris, Xrender
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/2005 13:53:47
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> rfhpc8317% cat -ve d
> bla:$
> $
>         date$
> rfhpc8317% make -f d bla
> make: Fatal error in reader: d, line 4: Unexpected end of line seen

The error isn't blank lines in general, it's a blank line as the first 
"command" for a target.  I think it's wrong to strip every blank line. 
That would break if the Makefile ever had something like:

	line1 \<return>

which I imagine is possible in a machine-generated Makefile.  The 
problem can be fixed much more simply by modifying the Imakefile that 
imake-check writes to avoid generating a blank line for the first 
command of a target.


	-- Johnny Lam <>