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Re: Bug#88029: Package which uses jam (instead make)

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:26:45 -0500, Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> said: 

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:35:04AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 03:58:19PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
>> > I've yet to see a technical argument for allowing debian/rules to
>> > be a non-makefile.
>> I've yet to see a technical argument for disallowing debian/rules
>> from being a non-makefile.

> (itinerant policy-editor hat on)

> Me neither.

	I have made a few (including ./debian/rules in an superset
 debugging makefile, passing variables in MAKEFLAGS, using -j, -n, -p
 and other make arguments to arrive at similar invocations, using
 VPATH's et all to temporarily change include paths).

	In the case of a standard, however, "Why not" is not an
 adequate reason for change.

	Demonstrate a use case that can't be solved using Makefiles,
 and we'll see about changing the published interface.

You will be dead within a year.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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