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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 sys.mk 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 sys.mk (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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