Subject: Re: pkgsrc escaping newlines
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
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
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-pkg/2005/12/02/0034.html, 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
section, for a related issue).