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[bug #61321] Extend the Overview chapter

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #61321] Extend the Overview chapter
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2021 11:34:56 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Extend the Overview chapter
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sat 09 Oct 2021 03:34:54 PM UTC
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Documentation
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
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             Open/Closed: Open
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I'm kindly offering this proposal for the Overview chapter. Feel
free to reword it, or use it in any way, shape, or form.

As per the commit message:

I spent a surprising amount of time pondering what the hell is going
on, when I have had already run and edited countless Makefiles.  The
manual is large, and it's an enormous amount of effort to extract this
understanding from it, especially when you just want to quickly
compile something, but it fails.

I believe that these few sentences have a very high value/time ratio
for someone who has just saw their very first Makefile in their lives.
Keep in mind that each day there are untold number of children who try
to compile something for the first time in their lives... but then it

* doc/make.texi (Overview): give a slightly extended bird's eye view.


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