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Re: [Nano-devel] nano uses an unportable Makefile construct.

From: Eitan Adler
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] nano uses an unportable Makefile construct.
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:46:01 -0500
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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 19 February 2009 19:40:21 Eitan Adler wrote:
>> The use of a $< outside a suffix rule is a GNU make extension and breaks
>> with other make implementations.  This needs to be replaced with $?, or
>> better yet, spell out the source file explicitly.
> or better yet, go install GNU make
> -mike
Why require an entirely new program for a) something that can fixed by
one small change b) can be fixed upstream?
Why use a vendor specific extension when using a portable method is trivial?

Eitan Adler
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-Jakob Nielsen

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