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Re: Feature request

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Feature request
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:38:28 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Ben,

* Ben Pfaff wrote on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 06:51:14PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > I'd really hate to invade make's namespace.  They may come up with this
> > really cool new makefile variable, and we can't use it then.  :-/
> I wonder whether this is a real issue, because Automake cannot
> really use new GNU make extensions anyhow (right?)


> because it
> writes out portable Makefiles.  And it seems unlikely that POSIX
> would start inventing new Makefile syntax either.

What I meant was: while automake itself cannot use new extensions,
users can (and will) use them, as long as they don't directly conflict
with automake's work.  It would be sad if automake would prevent such


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