[Rake-devel] the origin of the strange bug on win2k

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Thu May 5 19:59:29 EDT 2005

On Thursday 05 May 2005 05:49 pm, Lionel Thiry wrote:
> It never counts on the default shell to do the variable substitutions
>   a) it does variable substitution in command string itself
>   b) it explicitly uses the shell to launch commands (I'm not sure why)
>   c) it escapes the command string depending on the shell used
>   d) it then run the command

Hmmm ... I was hoping to avoid this.  I suppose doing the variable 
substitution wouldn't be too bad.  The only platform specific stuff would be 
the escaping, and I could avoid that by not using the shell.

I'll consider this.  Thanks for the feedback.

-- Jim Weirich    jim at weirichhouse.org     http://onestepback.org
"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, 
not tried it." -- Donald Knuth (in a memo to Peter van Emde Boas)

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