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Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:47:31 +0100
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Hi Stefano,

Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden> skribis:

> Here is my tentative plan to act on the proposal:
>   1. We start requiring GNU make in an "experimental" automake 2.0
>      development line (which might, and will, break whathever
>      backward-compatibility gets in its way).
>   2. Concurrently, we continue to support the more portable (and
>      tested, and used-in-the-real-world) 1.x line, with bugfixes
>      at least (and probably also with addition of new not-too-big
>      features).

It seems to me that this proposal would fill a niche between current
Automake and Quagmire.

IMO that niche may be small.  One of Automake’s strengths is to support
multiple make implementations.  If you’re going to require GNU make, why
not take Quagmire’s approach, so you really get to benefit more from
GNU make features?


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