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Re: Running a plain ./config.status at top level

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: Running a plain ./config.status at top level
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 17:25:26 -0500
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Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> "Eric" == Eric Siegerman <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Eric> So SysV and XPG3 both *dropped* support for ::-rules.  Then POSIX
>  Eric> didn't look far enough back into history, and so assumed it was a
>  Eric> BSD-ism.  *sigh*
> Thanks for digging all this.
>  >> > Does someone know a Make implementation
>  >> > that doesn't support them?
>  Eric> Never heard of one, but then I'm hardly an authority :-/
>  Eric> What does all of this means for Automake?  Beats me...
>  Eric> On second thought, maybe AM should just go ahead and use the
>  Eric> feature, 
> Ok, I'll change these rules.  If it doesn't work somewhere,
> then at least we'll learn something.

Also, X11 'imake' appears to use double-colon rules extensively.
I think they'd have discovered any problems.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ address@hidden

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