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Re: makeinfo: missing file argument

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: makeinfo: missing file argument
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:37:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Glenn Morris wrote:

> It looks like whatever "make" is, it does not understand the $<
> construct, and silently replaces it with nothing.

Huh, according to

"$<" is not portable in ordinary rules.

Emacs has always used '$<' in its Make rules, but maybe all the other
instances were in non-ordinary rules. So the Emacs Makefiles should
probably be fixed to not use '$<' in ordinary rules, like the ones in

Thanks for helping to track this down!

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