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Re: make: Check_Cwd_av handle -C or remove?

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 06:54:29PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > >I added the Check_Cwd_av logic at least 10 years ago, to avoid
 > >the need to fix lots of makefiles which didn't work with
 > If I understad correctly, that was a workaround for buggy Makefiles
 > that assumed that they could do
 >      sometarget:
 >              ${MAKE} othertarget
 > when they should really have done
 >      sometarget:
 >              (cd ${.CURDIR} && ${MAKE} othertarget)
 > >I suspect the need for it has passed.  Building with separate obj
 > >trees (via MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX etc), seems almost universal now.
 > >Perhaps it is time to retire this check or perhaps disable it by
 > >default?
 > I think that removing it would be fine.  I don't think that it was
 > ever a good idea.  In other words, I think that people who write
 > incorrect rules in their Makefiles should lose, not be pampered by
 > having make guess whether or not they meant to insert cd
 > ${.CURDIR}.

Yes, I agree; also, I see no reason to provide things that encourage
the use of make's objdirs misfeature.

David A. Holland

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