Re: 2.5.21: kbuild changes broke filenames with commas

From: Ingo Oeser (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 09:36:35 EST

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 06:16:10AM -0600, Thunder from the hill wrote:
> If we allow commas all over the filesystem and likewise say that there is
> nothing to mention about it why should we refuse them for kbuild
> especially since there is a parallel system which allows commas?

Aehm, if you argument with what we allow in the filesystem, then
I could argue, that everything except '\0' and '/' is allowed
to build paths.

Interesting is what the C-Standard says about naming conventions
for files.

The rest is merely taste and limitations of the build system.

I like ',' as much as ' ' and quotes in file names. But sh*t
happens and we usally have to cope with it :-/


Ingo Oeser

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