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Re: GNU Makefiles, Portable ?

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: GNU Makefiles, Portable ?
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:42:36 -0500

%% Tristan Van Berkom <address@hidden> writes:

  tvb> Can I compile GNU Make (ummm, say 3.79) on many platforms ?


  tvb> I'd like to argue that GNU Makefiles *are* portable because they
  tvb> will work on any system that has GNU Make installed

I agree with you; see Paul's First Rule of Makefiles.

  tvb> Could you kindly either provide me a list of platforms supported
  tvb> by GNU Make, point me to a website with this information or point
  tvb> me to a file in the Make package containing this information ?

I'm sure they are listed in the distribution somewhere, but here is a

  * Any UNIX/POSIX OS, including all the biggees (Linux, Solaris, *BSD,
    HP-UX, AIX, etc. etc.) plus the less well-known ones.

  * MS-DOS (16-bit)

  * Windows of all types (32-bit)

  * OS/2 (need either the next (currently unreleased) version of GNU
    make, or external patches)

  * AmigaDOS

  * OpenVMS

  tvb> This is a re-post of a message sent to "address@hidden" *with*
  tvb> the quotes, my mailer added them, and sent the message without
  tvb> errors but it doesn't seem to have made it through...

Nothing came through.  The quotes make this an illegal address; the
contents of quoted strings are ignored by the mailer.  That's why things

  "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>

work properly...

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