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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Ant v1.7 and pathnames with spaces
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:52:05 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
> Steve Loughran wrote:
>> Graham Leggett wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am trying to build an ant build script capable of calling the cl.exe
>>> compiler from Visual Studio to compile some c++ code.
>>> When called from the command line, the parameter:
>>>   -I"c:\Program Files\somewhere\include"
>>> is resolved correctly.
>>> From within ant, the parameter:
>>>   <arg value="-I&quot;c:\Program Files\somewhere\include&quot;" />
>>> Doesn't work, the quotes get stripped out and cl.exe complains about the
>>> following unknown file:
>>>   Files\somewhere\include
>>> Is the XML &quot; sequence the correct way of specifying quotes, or is
>>> there some other mechanism that should be used?
>>> I am trying to determine whether ant v1.7 is broken, or whether I am 
>>> doing
>>> something wrong.
>> do a -verbose run and see what is being passed down
> That's what I did do - which is how I could see the quotes were being 
> stripped.

well, print it out and let us see it.

-why not use the <cc> task from if you want detailed 
cc stuff if works very well, though calling nmake is another option.

-you can also embed msbuild scripts inside Ant, using a special msbuild 
antlib in our sandbox...


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