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Re: The usage of `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...`

From: Vladimir Marek
Subject: Re: The usage of `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...`
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:37:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/ (2013-10-16)


> I see things like `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...` in the Makefiles in
> bash source code. GNU Make has the option of -C for entering a
> directory and make. Is the reason to cd then make for compatibility
> with other make's that don't support -C? Thanks.

I'm afraid that you are in wrong mailing list. I'm putting this list on
bcc. You can consider asking at one of autotools lists


I would choose automake one. But yes, I believe that it's because not
every make clone has -C.


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