Space in the path / kdevelop 3.0.4

Andy Cedilnik andy.cedilnik at
Mon Nov 1 15:11:15 GMT 2004

Hi Fred,

CMake has support for spaces in paths from the ground up, so we do not
have any problem. Actually most of our testing systems have spaces in

About the KDevelop problem, putting quotes around the path will solve
the problem. Also, in CMake we have pretty good implementation of method
that escapes spaces.


On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 04:49, Fred wrote:
> On Sunday 31 October 2004 05:34, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> >  I am trying to use the new plugin for KDevelop in CMake
> > ( But when I try to build my project I get an error
> > because there is a space in my path. How can I work around that ?
> I can only recommend you don't use spaces in File/Directory names.
> It causes all sorts of thing to break, makes scripting cumbersome
> and fragile because you never really know how many times a given
> script line (or part of line) will be interpreted.
> For each interpretation you need another level of escaping or quoting.
> Spaces in File / Directory names are a M$ sickness, in my humble opinion.
> If you've ever written any INF-Files under M$, you'll know what I mean.

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