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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: if and unless attributes for all Tasks
Date Fri, 18 May 2001 00:01:52 GMT
At 11:20  17/5/01 -0400, Daniel Barclay 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?)

go read their website ;) They do add features because they are useful but
primarily it is about getting people to use free software.


| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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