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

From: Warren Young
Subject: Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:49:59 -0700
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On 11/22/2011 10:33 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

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

Because gmake is all but ubiquitous, and has been so for a decade.

The only exception I can think of is the BSDs, which still stubbornly stick to BSD make, apparently for political reasons. I think we'd see a change there PDQ if the autotools started requiring GNU make.

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