Re: [dev] Reasonable Makefiles

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:28:25 +0100

Nick wrote:
> I was reading the opengroup specifications for make(1) recently[0],
> and found that even our standard makefile practise of using 'include'
> for config variables is nonstandard, as far as they're concerned.
> Needless to say I think 'include' is a perfectly reasonable feature
> to use, and it evidently works everywhere that people care about.


Regarding the include used in various suckless projects: What is the
benefit? If a user needs to adapt it to his system, he effectively has to edit a
file. Would there be a problem if this file would be the Makefile instead of the file?

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