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Re: notes about make docs p 3.5

From: Martin Dorey
Subject: Re: notes about make docs p 3.5
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2020 01:39:50 +0000

It'l be very good to have some examples with explanations in the docs.

Maybe so.  Concrete suggestions are easy to discuss, like:

1) make starts with a clean slate-> make starts with a clean sTate

The "clean slate" idiom seems more natural to this native English speaker.  Would "starts from scratch" present the same problem?

In this discussion, the man says that this is no longer relevant.

Perhaps we could agree that SCCS and RCS are now a minority interest.  It does seem unlikely that other systems will get similar support added to the default rules, in which case the documentation could mention SCCS and RCS specifically without becoming a maintenance burden.  Reading the original discussion, though, perhaps the more useful clarification would have been to make it explicit that Make has default, built-in make rules, the ones from https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html#Catalogue-of-Rules.

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