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make (was: Re: re: release failure with relative path)

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 02:33:09PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > is_relative() {
 >      case $1 in
 >      /*)     return 1 ;;
 >      *)      return 0;;
 >      esac
 > }
 > works without external tools.

On a related matter, can anyone think of any reason why make shouldn't
absolutize its path to itself?

It is needlessly annoying that you can't run make directly out of the
tooldir without remembering which tree you're in and what its absolute
location is.

David A. Holland

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