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GNU make (Re: [HACKERS] Re: [PATCHES] Patch for more readable parse error messages)

From: Peter Eisentraut <e99re41(at)DoCS(dot)UU(dot)SE>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: GNU make (Re: [HACKERS] Re: [PATCHES] Patch for more readable parse error messages)
Date: 2000-02-23 13:20:44
Message-ID: Pine.GSO.4.02A.10002231413220.29518-100000@Delfin.DoCS.UU.SE (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Tom Lane wrote:

> > And in fact, VPATH exists in both System V's and 4.3 BSD's make.
> 
> You're still confusing two datapoints with the wide world...

I challenge everyone to show me a make without VPATH. In fact, show me two
makes without a feature that you can't live without, and I shall forever
hold my peace. It's certainly easier to say "let's support yacc, because
we actually don't use any non-yacc features" than saying it for make. But
it's not the idea to say "we need GNU make because it has all these
features" when 93% of these features in fact exist in all other reasonable
makes as well. It's not the end of the world but it's something that
shouldn't be ignored.


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