Subject: re: make: absolute path for Makefile in errors.
To: None <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/05/2001 07:38:54
   > > you can't really do that.  you don't know where you'll really end up
   > > after the ..'s, due to symlinks.
   > So its only used in a controlled environment.
   there's also the option of not reinventing the wheel and using
   realpath(3) on systems where it's available..

to be honest, i think the "full" path is actually more useful -- you get to
see where the makefile has been used, not just it's canonical location.