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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 07/31] kconfig: add built-in function support
On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM, Ulf Magnusson <ulfalizer@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 4:50 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
>> Will the following be equal:
>>
>> $(foo,abc,$(x),$(y))
>> $(foo, abc, $(x), $(y))
>>
>> make is rather annoying as space is significant, but there seems no good reason
>> for kconfig to inheritate this.
>> So unless there are good arguments consider alloing the spaces.
>> If the current implmentation already supports optional spaces then I just missed
>> it whie reviewing.
>>
>> Sam
>
> +1 from me.
>
> I also find the rules for whitespace in Make confusing, and always
> have to look them up when doing trickier stuff. Maybe they're the
> result of people not considering whitespace initially, and stuff
> getting tacked on later. GNU Make adds some alternate syntaxes with
> quotes.
>
> I was going to mention shell, but it looks like you already did. :)
>
> If we go with Make-like syntax, maybe we could at least have a variant
> with fewer whitespace gotchas.
>
> Cheers,
> Ulf

Maybe it'd be a pain to implement, but something like $(foo $(x) "two
words" "interpolated $(stuff)") seems pretty nice, with three
arguments there.

For variables too:

x = foo
y = "two words"

Or have mandatory quotes, but yeah, bit spammy there maybe.

Cheers,
Ulf

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