Subject: re: make: absolute path for Makefile in errors.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
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.