Subject: Re: make and comments
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/2002 08:55:27
Some other make interprets contents of comment? That doesn't seem right.
I believe that 'our' make behaviour is more right.

OTOH, I just checked SUSv3, and it specifies that comments start
with hash and continue until unescaped newline is reached.

So, we should do the same; send-pr standards PR, please.


Patrick Welche wrote:
> Just discovered on the automake list that our make doesn't honour escaped
> comment lines, eg
> # hello \
>   there
> which one might guess would be possible according to the man page. (Though
> it does say "In general", so maybe we could add "(not in comment lines)")
> Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Patrick

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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