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Re: gmake schedule

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: gmake schedule
Date: 07 May 2005 14:43:22 -0400
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%% "Don" <> writes:

  d> (1) are the latest gnu make features (e.g., eval) encouraged and
  d> stable, or are they considered experimental or fringe
  d> elements of gnu make?

They are intended to be stable.

  d> (2) it's a pain for me to rapidly update software in my office;
  d> so, if 'eval' is stable and recommended in the 3.81rc's, it would
  d> be valuable to know when 3.81 is to be released, or if the latest
  d> 3.81rc is likely to be functionally identical to the final release
  d> for common platforms (e.g., linux, nt, sun).

The current beta2 release is not functionally identical to what 3.81
will look like.  There are changes made since then which cause
backward-compatibility issues.  In particular, you will run into
problems if your makefiles have prerequisites that have "$" in the
filename (Java, in particular, will run into problems with GNU make

The next beta3 release should have all the functionality of GNU make

 Paul D. Smith <>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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