[Buildroot] [PATCH 05/12 v3] infra/utils: add helper to generate comma-separated lists

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Mon Apr 15 19:47:27 UTC 2019

Add a helper macro that, from a space-separated list of items, returns a
comma-separated list of the quoted items.

This will be useful when we need to generate lists in JSON, later...

Code suggested by Thomas P.

Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Cc: Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin at gmail.com>
Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be>

Changes v1 -> v2:
  - don't rely on implicit space in replacement text, instead use
    explicit $(space)  (Thmas DS)
 support/misc/utils.mk | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/support/misc/utils.mk b/support/misc/utils.mk
index c44319338e..b422c67d76 100644
--- a/support/misc/utils.mk
+++ b/support/misc/utils.mk
@@ -70,6 +70,10 @@ finddirclauses = $(call notfirstword,$(patsubst %,-o -path '$(1)/%',$(2)))
 # notfirstword(wordlist): returns all but the first word in wordlist
 notfirstword = $(wordlist 2,$(words $(1)),$(1))
+# build a comma-separated list of quoted items, from a space-separated
+# list of unquoted items:   a b c d  -->  "a", "b", "c", "d"
+make-comma-list = $(subst $(space),$(comma)$(space),$(patsubst %,"%",$(strip $(1))))
 # Needed for the foreach loops to loop over the list of hooks, so that
 # each hook call is properly separated by a newline.
 define sep

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