Subject: Re: new feature for src/usr.bin/make: read-only variables
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2005 09:09:30
On Sat, 3 Sep 2005, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>>> CFLAGS.NetBSD=   -Wall
>>> CFLAGS.SunOS=    -O
>>> CFLAGS.IRIX=     -v
>> FWIW, this feels very, very icky...  Mixing targets and assignments
>> this way is just chemically pure semantic evil.
>> Your effort is appreciated, but this is a bad syntax to introduce.
> I don't like it either. Maybe

Why do I have the feeling that make(1) is getting more and more of a 
programming language? Anyone care to add a .print statement (or target, or 
whatever)? It may make debugging easier, when wading through pages of 
conditional assignments...

  - Hubert