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Re: Add "makefile.mak" to list of default makefiles

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Add "makefile.mak" to list of default makefiles
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:06:54 -0400

On Mon, 2014-06-30 at 21:28 +0100, Jonny Grant wrote:
> I have a few, but triggered by make -f makefile.mak. So it would be
> quite useful GNU Make could pick up the Windows makefile extension
> .MAK

If Eli feels this is useful for Windows implementations he can add it;
however, I don't want this added for the non-Windows ports.  I've never
seen anyone name a makefile like this on any UNIX/POSIX system, ever.

As Reinier points out, on UNIX/POSIX systems you often see ".mk" used as
an extension, but never (IME) "Makefile.mk"; UNIX/POSIX environments
don't rely (solely) on extensions and (again IME) have no problem
understanding that files named "Makefile" or "makefile" are makefiles,
even without extensions.

Renaming the Windows README files is also fine with me if it's fine with

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