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Re: makefile-mode font-lock bugs and annoyances

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: makefile-mode font-lock bugs and annoyances
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:53:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> For another, when you load a .h file it comes up in C mode, even though
> enough .h files contain C++. Nobody would write class or template or even
> import or interface in C file, so why not have a superset of C, C++ or Java
> in one mode? That would be the same as having all makefiles in gmake mode,
> or, for that matter, in makepp mode because that is the superset. Nobody
> would (hopefully...) write "ifdef FOO" in a plain Makefile or "and ifsys
> aix" or "$((perl if( ... ) { ... }))" in a GNUMakefile. Too bad for BSD make
> which is incompatible!

You're talking theory, we're talking practice: in practice 90% of the GNU
makefiles and 90% of the BSD makefiles are called "Makefile", and we should
just live with it.


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