Subject: Re: make(1) variables: sort and disorder [patch]
To: Mike M. Volokhov <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/30/2005 12:39:05
>To change this behaviour, I've modified make(1) program to provide a
>new variable modifier (:X) which is designed to disorder all words in
>variable, opposite to :O. For example:

This is a very interesting idea - the patch is a bit hard to read due to
the transport encoding.  One suggestion up front though.

Rathere than add a new option :X, turn allow :O to take an optional 2nd
flag - eg. 
:O	ordered
:Or	reversed
:Ox	random

or something like that.