Subject: Renaming SUBDIR to SUBDIRS?
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/05/2005 14:24:18
Hi all,

currently the category Makefiles and the top-level Makefile contain many 
lines of the form

     SUBDIR+=   pkgname

I would like to change all these instances to

     SUBDIRS+=  pkgname

as SUBDIR is a list of subdirectories and not the name of a single 
subdirectory. Implementing that change is not hard, but convincing 
old-style developers that the change is reasonable might be harder.

By the way, make(1) allows variable names longer than 6 bytes, and we 
aren't on a 6-bits-per-byte, 6-bytes-per-word machine where every single 
bit counts. ;)

Are there any strong objections against this change?