Use of brackets with autoconf
rra at stanford.edu
Fri Aug 21 16:45:22 UTC 2009
Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> writes:
> OK, just committed then.
> Though it seems still weird that it works fine when there are no *spaces*
> inside the brackets:
> [Syslog facility [LOG_NEWS or LOG_LOCAL1]] does *not* work whereas
> [Support for files larger than 2GB [default=no]] works fine.
Yeah, the rules about quoting in the help strings have always been really
weird, and various different solutions have half-worked over the years.
Quadrigraphs were invented to be a permanent solution that's supposed to
always be supported.
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