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Re: 4.4.1 breaks recursive invocation with --print-directory [when addin

From: Edward Welbourne
Subject: Re: 4.4.1 breaks recursive invocation with --print-directory [when adding to MAKEFLAGS]
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 09:49:35 +0000

On Feb 28 2023, Satish Balay via Bug reports and discussion for GNU  make wrote:
>> And the reason we use the order '-j8 ${MAKEFLAGS}' is so that we have the 
>> following behavior':

Andreas Schwab (1 March 2023 10:15) wrote:
> You need to write it as MAKEFLAGS="-j1 -${MAKEFLAGS}", so that the short
> options at the start of the old value of MAKEFLAGS become a proper
> options string.

Alternatively, you can

ifeq($(filter -j%,$(MAKEFLAGS)),)
  MAKEFLAGS += -j8

but that will be less portable to other make flavours,


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