[Distutils] Possible Distutils shell processing bug

Brian Quinlan brian@sweetapp.com
Sun Jan 13 19:40:01 2002

Michael wrote:
> Hmm.  What happens in this instance on Windows?  We should probably
> try to make the behaviour consistent.
> But quoting in sh is a quick way to insanity.

cmd.exe and sh do the same thing: they collect quoted arguments into one
command argument and remove the quotes. So the solution seems pretty
simple: just replace all instances of " with \"