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Re: more built-in functions, make shell

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: more built-in functions, make shell
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 08:05:47 +0200

> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 11:47:14 -0700
> From: Jonathan Baccash <address@hidden>
> By mundane tasks, I mean things like:
> file copy/move/install
> mkdir
> file removal
> find files
> Something like $(mkdir a/b/c) makes the directories and echos what it
> is doing.  Would that be a good idea?
> The other main thing is the interpretation of make commands by the
> shell.  Perhaps make could have its own "make shell" that comes with
> make and can be selected via the SHELL variable.  In that case, we
> could use the normal syntax to do mkdir, etc., but these mundane tasks
> could be shell built-ins.  That would be particularly cool.  No?

I don't know if Paul will like this idea, but I would suggest to
combine your suggestions into a single feature: add built-in
shell-style commands to Make so that it would interpret mkdir, cp, rm,
etc. itself.

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