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

From: Soren A
Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] RE: Differences between mingw-make and msys' make
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 04:41:00 +0000 (UTC)
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"Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden> wrote around 25 Sep 2002 

> 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.

Yes, thanks Paul, you had the patience to explain and I am completely
out of it. 

Not only "we recommend" but in fact it is *built in* to Automake to
create a VPATH entry.

Oh, and as you noted, GNU 'make' is not the only 'make' that understands

   Soren A

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