Re: 2.5.21: kbuild changes broke filenames with commas

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 11:14:58 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> > Is it really worth adding complexity to a build system to work around
> > what is really a GCC bug for just one file? I don't think so.
> Are you sure that complexity was added just to handle commas in names?
> Or is it really an example of how good design never gave this bug a
> chance to exist in the first palce.
> I *really* don't like the idea of papering over such bugs by curing the
> symptoms, as you seem to be advocating.

AFAICS you are advocating exactly that - papering over the idiotic
gcc options syntax by kludges in build system...

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