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cmake: Remove strange bytes used for converting Makefiles #1275
An alternative solution that came out of discussion on #1271. The strange bytes are used to mark escaped newlines so that they can be converted back after processing. However, text editors and other programs tend to silently change these characters in CMakeLists.txt or complain. This is a cosmetic concern for generated files (which I assume no-one reads), so let's remove it entirely.
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Feb 21, 2017
I tested this PR and support it (modulo the minor change request).
The resulting files are still safe for human consumption. The missing newlines only affect file lists and not the overall document or the license header. See both versions here: https://gist.github.com/webmaster128/6caba8a76052ea240a2e86077bf569bf