Re: [dev] Special target ".POSIX" in Makefiles

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2022 13:01:05 +0100

On Sat, 1 Jan 2022 10:33:22 +0100
Mattias Andrée <> wrote:

Dear Mattias,

first off, happy new year to all of you!

> Thanks for pointing that it, I didn't find it in my search.
> I renamed it to mklint.

This is also confusing as mk(1) by plan9 exists, but you explicitly
target POSIX make(1).

makelint is a really great name and it clearly shows what it does, the
linked project seems to be dead after the initial commit and nobody
talks about it.

Here are some suggestions for a different name:

   - makel ("Makel" means "flaw" in Germany, and it fits so well
            because you want to find flaws in Makefiles)
   - makeorbreak (english idiom, meaning a situation that either brings
                  success or complete failure, might be a nod towards
                  the fact that you either are POSIX compliant or not)
   - shakenmake (like Shake'n'Bake)

I really like "makel" to be honest, which also fits your theme of
naming some of your projects after German nouns (e.g. libzahl).

With best regards

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