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Re: [libvirt] PATCH: Add NUMA apis to remote driver

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 05:18:49PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 03:51:53PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >> +	mv $@ $  bak
> >> +	sed -e 's/\t/        /g' $  bak > $@
> >> +endif
> >
> > I guess it doesn't matter in a generated file, but is the above
> > correct?  Probably better to use the 'expand' command, if it is
> > available.
> Thanks for bringing that up.
> While I don't know how portable expand is,
> (I've never used it in a portable build script or Makefile)
> it's certain to be less portable than sed.
> However, (to my constant chagrin) \t is not portable in sed regexps.
> Makes me want to use perl -pe 's/...//' FILE instead.
> With Perl, "\t" *does* work portably.
> On the other hand, maybe using perl (or expand) would be ok here,
> since the only time an end user runs those rules is if/when they
> modify a dependent .x file.

We already use Perl extensively to post-process the .c file generated
from rpcgen, so I just switched to use perl for the .h file too, and
we can use its inplace edit to avoid the temporary file too, so I
committed with:

	perl -i -p -e 's/\t/        /g' $@

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