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Re: [Nano-devel] nano uses an unportable Makefile construct.

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] nano uses an unportable Makefile construct.
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:55:30 -0500
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On Thursday 19 February 2009 20:46:01 Eitan Adler wrote:
> Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 February 2009 19:40:21 Eitan Adler wrote:
> >> The use of a $< outside a suffix rule is a GNU make extension and breaks
> >> with other make implementations.  This needs to be replaced with $?, or
> >> better yet, spell out the source file explicitly.
> >
> > or better yet, go install GNU make
> Why require an entirely new program for a) something that can fixed by
> one small change b) can be fixed upstream?
> Why use a vendor specific extension when using a portable method is
> trivial?

GNU make is available everywhere.  install it and be done.  i may also point 
out nano is a GNU project.

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