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Re: GNU make vs. BSD make

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2000-08-18 17:31:59 CEST

> (Line 304 in the auto-generated Makefile looks like
> -include $(DEP_FILES)
> )

This is a gnumake feature. The leading '-' means "include if the file
exists, do not error if not". It's useful for dependency inclusion, in

> 2. Are BSD make and GNU make really *that* different? How did they
> get that way? :)

Easy. One evolved. The other...
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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