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Re: [Mingw-msys] RE: Differences between mingw-make and msys' make

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] RE: Differences between mingw-make and msys' make
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 00:15:15 -0400

%% Earnie Boyd <address@hidden> writes:

  eb> No, Soren had made mention of portable Makefile for use by some
  eb> other make besides gmake.  VPATH isn't portable for this
  eb> situation.

True, but just having the variable VPATH set in your makefile doesn't
_hurt_ anything.  It's just another unused variable.  This is why we
recommend using VPATH wherever possible: using the vpath syntax is GNU
make specific and a syntax error in other versions of make.

You just can't get the benefit of compiling in other directories if you
don't use GNU make (or at least a make that has "sane" VPATH
characteristics), but compiling in the same directory still works.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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