Subject: Re: .print [was: Re: make: .PATH: work for .include]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/20/2007 14:16:53
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> Just an idea:
> I was wading through the mess of .if(n)def statements in pkgsrc/mk/* a few 
> weeks ago, trying to find out what branches it runs into. I found debugging 
> this tedious, and wished for a statement to tell me where it currently is, 
> something like
> 	.print "hello"
> Do you think that can/should be added to make?

 	I find myself often using (somewhat ugly) constructs of the form

 		X!=echo hello >&2;echo x

 	for just this case
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