[CMake] FILE command working
david.cole at kitware.com
Fri Jul 9 07:36:46 EDT 2010
Aren't the strings split at newline characters? If not, then a text file
would usually simply be one giant string....
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Johny <Johny.Jose at cern.ch> wrote:
> On 07/09/2010 01:27 PM, David Cole wrote:
> Are some of the lines empty by any chance?
> Empty elements are not iterated in a foreach of a list.
> Nor (I would expect, I have not verified) is an empty string considered a
> string for reporting by file(STRINGS ...
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Johny <Johny.Jose at cern.ch> wrote:
>> I was working with the FILE(STRINGS filename lineList) and i discovered
>> that i end up getting a list which has a lesser number of strings than the
>> actual lines in the file. However this happens with only some files, i went
>> through those but they seem to be regular files. When i count the no of new
>> lines in the files i get the correct no of lines for the file.
>> This has led me to believe that the FILE strings command is at fault
>> somehow. How does it work?
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> Is'nt an empty line a newline character ? if thats it then the file in
> question has plenty of them. I guess thats the reason then.
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