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Sat, 07 Apr 2012 15:37:33 -0400
Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)
It turns out that the doc/*/Makefiles have not been buildable without
GNU make for some time, due to (non-portable) use of $< in ordinary
rules. Probably my fault; I think I saw $< being used in other Emacs
Makefiles and did not appreciate that it was always in suffix rules.
Anyway, it's now fixed in the emacs-24 branch, but I think the lack of
outcry  is an interesting data-point with respect to possibly
requiring GNU make to build Emacs at some future date.
Perhaps pretesting did not turn this up because the info files are
pre-built in tarfiles.
 I can only find two reports:
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