Should GNU make 3.81 be required?
Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Tue Sep 15 10:24:39 PDT 2009
So I'm trying to work out some jdk7 Makefile performance improvements
and everything is working out fine on Linux and OpenSolaris...
Then I discover that the GNU make features I'm using are seriously
broken in GNU make 3.80 and I need 3.81 to get around it. :^(
Also it turns out that GNU make 3.78.1 and 3.79 are definitely out
of the question because they don't even implement some the make
functions I need. I suspect many people still use GNU make 3.78.1
So do I continue on, and assume a new requirement to upgrade to GNU make
3.81 because of these changes (on all platforms), or do I go back to the
drawing board and try and make the changes work with 3.80, or even
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