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Re: why is complaining about gsed?

On 12/9/2011 3:53 AM, OBATA Akio wrote:
On Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:58:26 +0900, John Marino <> wrote:

I cannot find gsed in USE_TOOLS for emacs20...?
(I may see same problem if USE_TOOLS is changed during some make phase)

No, me neither.  gsed isn't used.  There's something going on with this

Do you know why these variables are not wrapped in double quotes? If they were, we would not be seeing these errors when the variables are undefined.

Because if gsed is in USE_TOOLS, _TOOLS_DEPMETHOD.gsed should be set as

The problem is that _USE_TOOLS:Mgsed is not empty but _USE_TOOLS:Mgsed is. This clearly was not expected by the person that wrote this makefile. It's also happening with different package makefiles on different USE_TOOLS, and there doesn't seem to be
 anything wrong / weird with the package makefiles themselves.

So again: Since it clearly *IS* possible that _TOOLS_DEPMETHOD.<class> can arrive at these condition switches as empty strings, then double quotes must be used here. Even if _TOOLS_DEPMETHOD.<class> being empty is itself a bug, at least it won't crash the

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