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Re: Improvement for bmake: boolean values
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 01:57:30PM +0200, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> To solve these problems I propose to implement new function for
> bmake, say "yesno", treating 1 and [Yy][Ee][Ss] as logical true,
> and 0 and [Nn][Oo] as logical false.
> MKMAN = yes # or YES|...|NO|No|nO|1|0
> .if yesno(MKMAN)
> # make man pages here
> # do not make man pages here
> In my view this can make mk code cleaner and boolean values in bmake
> much easier to understand and use.
Not really, especially given the parser in bmake.
Adding any more functions will just lead to more buggy makefiles!
Oh - and the compare strings would need to be language dependant!
And calling the function yesno() isn't a good name either!
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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