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authorOswald Buddenhagen <>2013-02-13 12:37:04 +0100
committerThe Qt Project <>2013-02-13 18:42:38 +0100
commit566d28316dd73bfe4a8ea34839989ee9df7e3895 (patch)
tree1313869e134ebff2058ac865c1d1c6b209bc303e /dist/changes-5.0.2
parent15177905ff12d9b7bbb81fd34e355c494415edc0 (diff)
remove automatic splitting from $$() expansions
$$(FOO) would automatically split the contents of the environment variable at whitespace (and interpret quoting inside it). the way to prevent the splitting (but not the quote interpretation) would be using "$$(FOO)". this behavior is entirely unexpected and thus an incredibly effective source of quoting problems - according to a grep over the whole qt sources, there isn't a single case where things were done right. in qt creator, well over half the cases are wrong. also, the "feature" seems entirely pointless: nobody uses spaces as separators in environment variables. consequently, simply remove it, even in a patch release. i'm postulating that nobody will complain. Change-Id: I9ed3df1b0d1ef602acd78ceb118611d294561da6 Reviewed-by: Joerg Bornemann <>
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@@ -107,6 +107,12 @@ Qt for Windows CE
* Tools *
+ - $$(VAR) style environment variable expansions will not split on
+ whitespace any more. Use $$split() if necessary.
* Plugins *