[Coco] Re: make and friends was Re: CCASM for Linux

KnudsenMJ at aol.com KnudsenMJ at aol.com
Wed Dec 15 23:55:29 EST 2004

In a message dated 12/15/04 5:48:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
KnudsenMJ at aol.com writes:

Actually, Mike, if you wrote any makefiles, you *did* use  m4.
The  AT&T UNIX make used m4 as its macro processor, so for  anyone who
ever  wondered why the make syntax looked so strange, now  you  know.

OK.  Yes, I did find the Make syntax very strange at first, and way  too 
dependent on white space (tabs and such).  Funny, once I got used to it  it didn't 
seem so strange.  Just unique, that's for sure.  But then,  please don't ask 
me to whip up a Makefile from scratch, without an old one to  use as a guide 
--Mike K.

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