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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, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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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.

Peter Eisentraut                  Sernanders vaeg 10:115
peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net                   75262 Uppsala            Sweden

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