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Re: bmake bug with expanding pattern macro replacements

On Sat, May 02, 2020 at 04:33:01PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> wrote:
> >   | SunPro make is no more proprietary than GNU make or BSD make and you should 
> >   | know that, since proprietary in not the contrary of opensource but marks 
> >   | something that is different from the rest.
> > 
> > This is not the place for debates on correct English usage, but
> > proprietary means "owned by someone" (as in "private").   It doesn't
> > mean "different".
> "owned by someone" applies to any of there programs, so this partial meaning 
> cannot be used for a distinction of programs.
> As a result, the only useful meaning for "proprietary" in this area could be
> "private in it's behavior".
> Back to bmake:
> I said that I am willing to add support for bmake, if deviating behavior (from 
> what other mainstream make implementations do) in bmake could be removed.
> Please keep me informed in case that the state of bmake in pkgsrc (aka the 
> portable variant) changed from unmaintained to maintained.


sjg is distributing a portable version independent of pkgsrc.
You can find it here:

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