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Re: make does not stop on error

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make does not stop on error
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 13:17:48 +0300

> From: "grischka" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 17:54:07 +0200
> I was going to think I dont really care for exitcodes from shell
> commands like 'echo' or 'type', not even that I would use these.
> Maybe just 'del' for 'clean:' targets to keep makefiles working
> for people who dont have 'rm'.

The problem is, even if the shell runs a .exe program, and that
program fails, the Windows 9x shell doesn't return the failing exit
status, it always returns zero.  And in those cases, you _do_ care
about the true exit status, because you want Make to know about the

> Also what I vote for is to remove the dependency of $(SHELL) on
> the PATH setting on the user's computer.

I'm not sure I understand; can you elaborate?

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