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Re: mingw32-make does not set $(RM) to "del"

From: Yongwei Wu
Subject: Re: mingw32-make does not set $(RM) to "del"
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:20:53 +0800

On 8 January 2013 00:00, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:48:59 +0800
>> From: Yongwei Wu <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> On 6 January 2013 11:51, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 08:27:37 +0800
>> >> From: Yongwei Wu <address@hidden>
>> >> Cc: address@hidden
>> >>
>> >> undefining $(RM) will break certain makefiles
>> >
>> > Can you show them and point to projects that use them?
>> No, I do not know popular projects that do this (they use more formal
>> methods). I do use $(RM) this way (in personal and proprietary
>> projects) to minimize the Makefile difference between Unix and Windows
>> platforms.
>> For a personal project, you can check:
>> Maybe it is just informal, or even foolish. I doubt I am the only one
>> doing this.
> But if Sed, cat, head, and even rm are called by their literal names,
> as in that project of yours, then why is it important to be able to
> use $(RM) instead of "rm"?

I did not claim it. I can easily "fix" the Makefile too.

My main point has always been that undefining RM does not bring real benefits.

Wu Yongwei

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