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Re: make -n fails if export is used with recursion

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: make -n fails if export is used with recursion
Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:52:29 -0400

On Sun, 2017-05-28 at 10:40 +1000, Robert Durkacz wrote:
> So I am suggesting that if we must have "export" in make, then the
> workings of "make -n" should be upgraded to report any exports that
> are set up.

"make -n" is primarily an interactive debugging/informational tool
letting the user know what commands make would invoke.  It's not the
case that the output of "make -n" is intended to be a script that could
simply be invoked to perfectly run the commands that make would run.

That may be an interesting enhancement to consider, however.

Probably it's best to file an enhancement for this at Savannah so it's
not lost:  https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=additem&group=make

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