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Re: make-3.82 NEWS question

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: make-3.82 NEWS question
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:31:18 -0500

On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 12:46 -0800, Warren Dodge wrote:
> * WARNING: Future backward-incompatibility!
>   Wildcards are not documented as returning sorted values, but up to and
>   including this release the results have been sorted and some makefiles are
>   apparently depending on that.  In the next release of GNU make, for
>   performance reasons, we may remove that sorting.  If your makefiles
>   require sorted results from wildcard expansions, use the $(sort ...)
>   function to request it explicitly.
> It says "Future" but I am seeing this behavior in 3.82. It that
> correct?

Yes: I meant to undo that change but due to some CVS fu before the
release, my undo of that change did not make it into the official
tarball even though the update of the NEWS file did.  Sigh.

So as it stands, the change IS in 3.82 even though the NEWS file says it

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