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Re: [libstdc++, 3.3?] Fix --enable-cxx-flags
On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:12:34PM -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2002, Phil Edwards <email@example.com> wrote:
> > -enable_cxx_flags='GLIBCPP_ENABLE_CXX_FLAGS_DEFAULT')
> > +enable_cxx_flags=GLIBCPP_ENABLE_CXX_FLAGS_DEFAULT)
> Did you really mean to take out the quoting? This would be dangerous
> should the default ever change to something that contains blanks. Or
> is it expected that the caller adds quotes, then?
The latter. (The caller in such a case is us, of course.)
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002