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Re: [PATCH 09/25] syntax-check: fix violations and re-enable sc_makefile

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/25] syntax-check: fix violations and re-enable sc_makefile_at_at_check.
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:08:38 -0700
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On 11/16/2011 06:04 PM, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> Right, and even when I wrote the dubious comment quoted above in 2003, other
> parts of libtool were still using macro expansions in make targets, so I think
> the whole thing is probably a red herring.  Libtool has never fully supported
> any make that can't deal with macros in targets, and we've never received a
> complaint or bug report, which makes me think that if such a make exists, no
> one wants to use it with libtool, so we can safely ignore the whole thing.
> The NEWS entry I wrote for this commit is purely for future repo archaeology.

Then it's not NEWS-worthy.  It's worth keeping that analysis in the git
commit message (as you say, for repo archaeology), but let's limit it to
just there, rather than potentially causing users to worry about some
perceived loss of portability when they read NEWS.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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