Subject: Re: pkgsrc escaping newlines
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/03/2005 12:19:02
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> (b)make accepts both, so why be more restrictive?
> (serious question)

(b)make accepts almost everything, including garbage (see, last section).

It's not about what we can do for (b)make, but what we can do for the 
_humans_ that occasionally read the files. I find the block-oriented 
style much easier to read (see, first 
section, for a related issue).