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Re: About Section 7.2.2 "Utilities in Makefiles" of the GCS

From: Ralf . Wildenhues
Subject: Re: About Section 7.2.2 "Utilities in Makefiles" of the GCS
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:33:40 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hi Kerl,

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 01:11:27PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
>     virtually all systems have a posixy shell 
> Yes, and that's fine for scripts which can search for it and exec
> themselves to use it, but it doesn't help with Makefile rules -- or am I
> missing something?  Those should still be least-common-denominator
> vanilla sh, I think.

Well, typically

appears in Makefile.in's (in automake-generated files anyway).  Not all
make implementations obey this setting (AFAIR they are allowed by Posix
to ignore it) but most do.


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