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RE: Lucent nmake feature support

From: Andy Voelkel
Subject: RE: Lucent nmake feature support
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:13:10 -0800

>%% "J. Grant" <address@hidden> writes:
>  jg> I have been reading about Lucent nmake
>  jg> (http://www.bell-labs.com/project/nmake/).  It looks interesting,
>  jg> they use a different rule format, and include a preprocessor.
>  jg> There is a comparison to GNU make
>  jg> (http://www.bell-labs.com/project/nmake/faq/gmake.html).  I was
>  jg> wondering if GNU make planned to add some similar features to
>  jg> Lucent nmake?
>Did you have some specific feature in mind?  Based on the comparison
>only significant feature difference I see is that nmake is stateful
>while GNU make is not stateful.

The main thing I noticed is the built-in dependency scanner for source
code. That would be a welcome addition to GNU make. OPUS had it, and it
will be missed. 

- Andy

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