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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 17:50:28 +0000 (UTC)
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"Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden> wrote around 25 Sep 2002 

> %% Soren A <address@hidden> writes:
>   sa> Oh, and as you noted, GNU 'make' is not the only 'make' that
>   sa> understands VPATH.
> Correct, although in most other versions of make VPATH is not that
> useful.  Consider: VPATH only modified automatic variables.  But in most
> makes (as you pointed out earlier) most of the automatic variables, like
> $< etc., are not defined in explicit rules.
> So.... you can't use VPATH in conjunction with explicit rules!  How
> bogus is that?

WAY bogus! ;-). I cannot believe that. Is that some lame attempt to make 
their 'make' look like it's comparable to GNU's, or what? And I thought 
only M$ was prone to that sort of fake-feature-fluff. SillyByGosh.


    Soren A

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