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From Roger Vaughn <rogervau...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: if and unless attributes for all Tasks
Date Thu, 17 May 2001 17:12:43 GMT
--- Daniel Barclay <Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com>
wrote:
> Peter Donald wrote:
> > 
> ...
> > It is because it is part of GNU tool chain that
> [GNU make] is popular.
> > The complexity is part of GNUs embrace and extend
> policy - they want to add
> > features that aren't available in other tools so
> that people will migrate
> > to GNUMake and not go back.
> 
> Don't they add features because the features are
> useful?  (Sure, it's 
> because they don't need to worry about compability,
> but do you really
> think they're trying to suck people in so they can't
> go back?)

This is a Microsoft tactic, yes, because they stand to
make money off of customer loyalty.  But without the
monetary gain, I seriously doubt this was the
motivation of GNU bunch...


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