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Re: confusing message in AC_PROG_MAKE_SET

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: confusing message in AC_PROG_MAKE_SET
Date: 30 Oct 2002 11:36:17 +0100
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| Hi,
| autoconf-2.54b generated configure file prints for AC_PROG_MAKE_SET
| checking whether make sets ${MAKE}
| This is confusing because in common use ${X} means a shell variable, whereas
| $(X) means a makefile variable. Yes I know ${X} is synonymous to $(X) in
| Makefiles, but nevertheless the common notation in Makefiles is $(X). So the
| message should better read
| checking whether make sets $(MAKE)

The message can be changed, indeed.

| Btw, here is a test makefile that tests for MAKE being set as a shell
| variable, and this tests fails with GNU make.
| all:
|       @eval echo 'ac_maketemp="$$''{MAKE}"'

I don't understand what you mean here.  Are you suggesting an
additional test?

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