Suggestion: "make help" should print list of configurations

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Mon Mar 4 11:12:33 UTC 2013

Created bug 8009371 for this.


On 2013-02-24 16:08, Mike Duigou wrote:
> Perfect timing on asking this question Martin. I have been wondering about exactly the same question myself for IDE and external tooling support. To make parsing easier I would prefer if the target which displayed information about the configurations was relatively unadorned.
> Mike
> On Feb 23 2013, at 09:29 , Martin Buchholz wrote:
>> I'm having fun with the shiny new build system.
>> It took me a while to discover that "make help" was exceptionally helpful.
>> However, I was interested in passing a configuration to CONF= and was
>> annoyed there was no clue what to provide.  (I wasn't even sure exactly
>> what a "configuration" was)
>> After some trial and error, I discovered that
>> make CONF=bogus
>> would actually give me that precious list of supported configurations.
>> It would be nice if "make help" always printed that list, even though by
>> default it contains only one entry.

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