2010/5/10 Steve Vinoski <vinoski@ieee.org>
On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Daniel Fahlke <flyingmana@googlemail.com> wrote:
> wouldn't  help it to escape this quotes with an \ if someone want to use
> them?
> for example
>    --erlargs "-env NAME O\'Keeffe"

Sure, that would work. But you'd have to know the implementation
details to know that you need to quote that single quote. If you don't
quote it, you get a message about a shell syntax error that isn't at
all helpful or clear about where the problem is.

Again, my main point here is just a warning that the change I've
pushed intentionally does not attempt to handle all possible quoted
multi-word arguments, and I think that's fine because it's very likely
an extremely rare use case.


I see two ways we could go there.
First, we add an notice in the manual.
The second, we  add an escape function for $arg, because we know that only single quotes may cause Problems.