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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Add "makefile.mak" to list of default makefiles
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:59:45 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 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.

Should we add "Makefile.mk" for Posix hosts and "makefile.mak" for
Windows, then?

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

My only doubt about this request is that README files for other
platforms will still be called README.<system>.  Should we rename them

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