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Re: make -V

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 07:38:05PM -0700, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
 > Sorry, to open this again...
 > On Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:14:36 +1000, matthew green writes:
 > >> No problem.  It would seem the consensus is leave things as is.
 > >> It would have been useful to not have to re-work all the freebsd ports
 > >> collection - which relies on make -V PKGNAME doing full expansion.
 > What if this behavior were controlled by a knob
 > such that the default behavior is unchanged? 
 > This would allow a setting in for FreeBSD to maintain
 > compatability for them.
 > The patch is trivial (I had it laying around - just need to find it ;-)

It doesn't seem to me like a good idea to have (which defines
the basic behavior of make, after all) becoming platform-dependent or
adding platform-dependent logic.

It seems to me like adding another command-line option is the best

David A. Holland

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