Subject: Re: new feature for bmake: read-only variables
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/25/2005 13:27:02
On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 12:51:36PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> This patch adds a new feature to bmake. Variables can be marked 
> read-only, so there is no chance of overwriting them.
> PKGNAME=	mypackage-1.4
> .readonly PKGNAME

There was a consensus between DragonFly and FreeBSD to not add new
directives, but use targets instead. E.g. this is better added as

This is the additional benefit of allowing old makes to still work.

With regarding to cleaning up the parser, talk with Max Okumoto