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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: make.defaults: line wrapping in quoted strings
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:58:39 +0200
Attached patch clarifies the wording about line wrapping in quoted
strings. See bug 316269.

Please review.

Ulrich

From 74004f60947162f934c1ff6f3159b319e8333c50 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:53:55 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Clarify wording about line wrapping in quoted strings.

Fixes bug 316269.
---
 profiles.tex |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/profiles.tex b/profiles.tex
index 28d6950..255ac98 100644
--- a/profiles.tex
+++ b/profiles.tex
@@ -58,8 +58,8 @@ bash syntax, is allowed as follows:
 \item Variables to the right of the equals sign in the form \t{\$\{foo\}} or \t{\$foo} are recognised and
   expanded from variables previously set in this or earlier \t{make.defaults} files.
 \item One logical line may be continued over multiple physical lines by escaping the newline with a
-  backslash. A quoted string may also continue over multiple physical lines in this fashion, so that 
-  the quoted string can begin, continue, and end on two or more separate lines.
+  backslash. A quoted string may be continued over multiple physical lines by a simple newline or a
+  backslash-escaped newline.
 \item Backslashes, except for line continuations, are not allowed.
 \end{compactitem}
 
-- 
1.7.0.4

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