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Re: [PATCH] Use UTF-8 active code page for Windows host.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use UTF-8 active code page for Windows host.
Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 08:31:22 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Cc: bug-make@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 18:04:55 -0400
> To remind: the purpose of these is to provide a makefile-based way to
> _develop_ GNU Make itself, on platforms where we can't run ./configure
> to get an automake-generated makefile.
> If you need to build GNU Make from scratch there's not much benefit
> from using Basic.mk, because it will just rebuild everything every time
> just like the build_w32.bat etc. files.  You don't save anything.
> But if you're doing ongoing development (edit/build/test cycle) and you
> don't want to have to recompile all files every time you change
> something, and you can't run ./configure, then you can use an already-
> built GNU Make and these makefiles to shorten your development cycle.

I think this should be added to README.git.  Without these
explanations, the purpose of Basic.mk and its auxiliary files, and of
their intended usage, is completely unclear.

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