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How to use a double slash in xcconfig files

This is the first Espresso post of 2016 🎉

If you are not using xcconfig files to manage your configurations you are missing out. They greatly simplify configuration management, are easy to in a git diff, and you can also specify which xcconfig to use as a parameter when using xcodebuild.

There is a problem though, the syntax in which to write xcconfigs files is not very powerful.

A common issue is being unable to write URLs due to the double slash in "http://" being interpreted as a comment.

This is my solution:

URL = https:$(SLASH)/

It looks ugly and silly, but it does work.

Let me know if you have better options, or how this approach works out for you.

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