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Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU m

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:52:51 -0800

Ralf wrote:

> If automake so far has been able to achieve its job, by not using
> gmake proprietary constructs in its Makefile.ins, then there should
> not be any need for automake to _now_ start using gmake-constructs in
> Makefile.ins.

I agree, there is probably no *need*.

> Or simpler: So far, automake has not been using gmake, so why should
> it now start doing so?

- compelling, significant performance gains
- compelling, significant improvement in inter-package builds

are the two most obvious cases to me.


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