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RE: Enhancement of conditionals?

From: Shah, Bijal
Subject: RE: Enhancement of conditionals?
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 08:20:53 -0000

Ummmm... Yes, you are right. My memory of lisp isn't at all current and brief look on the web has bought it all flooding back.

It isn't that different in the context of how make already operates...

Should I enter the request for 'elseifeq' etc as an enhancement request on savannah? I'm guessing it would probably not make into 3.81 as that is already in beta test.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul D. Smith [mailto:address@hidden]
Sent: 15 March 2004 04:25
To: Shah, Bijal
Cc: 'Help-Make (E-mail)'
Subject: RE: Enhancement of conditionals?

%% "Shah, Bijal" <address@hidden> writes:

  sb> I agree, though I have mixed feelings about a lisp-like [Scheme]
  sb> language being the scripting language. I've used lisp in the dim
  sb> and distant past and I've found many C/C++/Java programmers don't
  sb> get to grips with it easily. It might prove to be more of a
  sb> barrier to acceptance than expected.

That might be true, but Lisp is really a very good language for a make
scripting language, since much of make's behavior, at least in terms of
expansion of variables, etc. is somewhat Lisp-like already.

  sb> Is a make incorporating scripting likely to be 4.00?

I don't know whether I'll bump the version to 4.00 for that or not.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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