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Re: Feature request: silently overriding existing rules

From: David Boyce
Subject: Re: Feature request: silently overriding existing rules
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:27:52 -0400

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Stefano Lattarini
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I have no answer for that, lacking any knowledge about GNU make
> internals; I guess the make developers here will be in a better
> position to answer my question.

Yes, and I hope you get your feature. But consider that auto-tools are
traditionally targeted at the lowest common denominator. You've made
an explicit exception for Automake-NG that it will require GNU make,
which is reasonable. But do you really want to require a
not-yet-even-released version? That might not become generally
available for a decade or so, depending how portable you want to be.
It seems to me that targeting 3.81 or so would be better. IMHO.


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