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Re: Per-shell override of path names in make(1)

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 03:45:22PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> However, I have never understod why make has built-in knowledge of
> multiple shells.  Why doesn't it just have knowledge of how to drive
> "sh", along with knowledge of where to find the local system's idea of
> a good version of "sh"?  Does anybody actually put ".SHELL: name=ksh"
> or ".SHELL:  name=csh" in Makefiles, and if so, why can't they start
> putting ".SHELL: name=csh path=/wherever/bin/csh foo=bar baz=quux"
> instead?

I agree on this. name=ksh should actually work with name=sh as well,
given that the ksh is new enough. The problem with csh is that it
doesn't support for normal logic for echo and error handling...


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