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Re: make does not stop on error

From: grischka
Subject: Re: make does not stop on error
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 16:32:05 +0200

-- Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 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
> failure.

Yes, basically thats what I meant:
> > One thing that actually helped a lot was that I removed the double
> > quotes from the dos special chars. Don't know why these are there.
> > Less shell, less problems per se. May be a suggestion.

> > --------------------
> > 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?

GNU make docs write:

> Unlike most variables, the variable SHELL is never set from the 
> environment. This is because the SHELL environment variable is used 
> to specify your personal choice of shell program for interactive use. 

> It would be very bad for personal choices like this to affect the 
> functioning of makefiles. 

The same is true for the PATH setting as its a personal choice also.
If someone wants to build from sources, make must work all the same
regardless of whether personally s/he has SH in the PATH or not. 

--- grischka

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