bugmake - Bugs: bug #41677, wrong message "did you mean...


bug #41677: wrong message "did you mean TAB instead of 8 spaces"

Submitted by:  Frank Heckenbach <frank>
Submitted on:  Sun 23 Feb 2014 11:15:29 PM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Paul D. Smith <psmith>Open/Closed: Closed
Component Version: 4.0Operating System: POSIX-Based
Fixed Release: 4.1Triage Status: Small Effort

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Mon 07 Jul 2014 07:47:31 AM UTC, comment #1:

Fixed; I had an inverted test.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sun 23 Feb 2014 11:15:29 PM UTC, original submission:

With a Makefile consisting solely of a line like:




make says:

Makefile:1: *** missing separator (did you mean TAB instead of 8 spaces?). Stop.

Which is not appropriate since there are not 8 spaces.

Frank Heckenbach <frank>


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