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Re: [PATCH] make-dist fixes and clean-ups

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make-dist fixes and clean-ups
Date: 02 May 2005 18:33:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:

> The only information you should know about with makefiles are
> targets and variables.

that's one way to look at it.  sometimes a project's methodology
cannot be described by only these things.  emacs is particularly
hairy when it comes to makefile construction, use and maintenance.

a very important part is the documentation (comments in the file
itself, separate notes in INSTALL.CVS, comments and code for
makefile-specific munging in the configure script, etc).  it's
a good idea to look at all these things, not only the targets
and variables.  if you restrict yourself thusly you miss a lot
of interesting information.


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