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Re: [CRAZY PROPOSAL] Automake should support only GNU make

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: [CRAZY PROPOSAL] Automake should support only GNU make
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:27:26 -0600
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On 01/12/2011 12:01 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:

[About the purpose or "spirit" of Automake]

  Automake is about much more than just portability to different make
  implementations; it's about:

No. The philosophy of the autotools has always been to make the end users life easier, in part by not requiring any external tools, if automake were to require the user install GNU make it would be a break with that philosophy. I don't think that's a good idea.


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