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From Daniel Barclay <>
Subject Re: if and unless attributes for all Tasks
Date Thu, 17 May 2001 15:20:43 GMT
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?)

Daniel Barclay
Digital Focus

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