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Re: Creating plain Makefiles with automake

From: Marko Kreen
Subject: Re: Creating plain Makefiles with automake
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:19:00 +0300

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 06:21:32PM +0100, Gavin Smith wrote:
> antimake and automake-ng (fork of automake targeting GNU make only)
> require GNU make. The changes I've made also introduce a few potential
> incompatibilities with make's other than GNU make, but I'm hopeful
> that these will be minor and we can perhaps even generate Makefiles
> for other makes as well. I think the idea of generation of portable
> build systems using portable make and portable shell is sound, even
> though it does make things more difficult.

IMHO, building via "portable makefiles" is bad idea.  For quite simple
reason - user rules.  Yes, you can create some default targets that are
generated for user, portably.  But as soon as user needs to write own
rules or even write logic in makefile, then what?


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