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Re: Officially require GNU Make to build Guile? (was Re: Bootstrap optim

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Officially require GNU Make to build Guile? (was Re: Bootstrap optimization)
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 02:04:38 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Mikael,

Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:

> But, as you concluded, Guile currently uses GNU Make specific
> functionality. $(filter-out ...) in bootstrap/ is such a
> case and also the vpath and %-thingies in am/

I guess you're right.

> Probably, you should start out by making an inventory of the various
> uses of GNU Make functionality and for each case evaluate how much
> work would be required to make it standard. First then it is possible
> to decide if it is worth to do it.
> However, note that applying my suggested patch would not really change
> the situation much in this respect since that piece of functionality
> already now depends on the GNU Make specific $ (filter-out ...), such
> that when GNU Make specifics get handled, having applied my patch
> doesn't really increase the amount of work in any way.

It's a good point.  Okay, I'm convinced.  Please go ahead and push your
patch to stable-2.2.  Thanks for talking me through it.


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