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Re: make :ts documentation
On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 06:06:56PM -0800, Simon J Gerraty wrote:
> Someone complained to me recently, that make(1) says:
> Words in the variable are normally separated by a space on expan-
> sion. This modifier sets the separator to the character c. If c is
> omitted, then no separator is used. The common escapes (including
> octal numeric codes), work as expected.
> which implied to him that :ts\124 should treated as octal
> ie 'T' rather than decimal '|'.
> Tweak the man page to indicate a leading 0 is needed
> for octal, or enforce 3 octal chars as octal even without
> leading 0?
It should be the same as C escapes unless there's a compelling reason
to the contrary, which there isn't.
(and no, I don't know of a standard function for it)
David A. Holland
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