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Re: Lintian warning: hardening-no-fortify-functions & version numbering

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 03:27:07PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> CFLAGS is an old, long-standing make thing.  CPPFLAGS is newer and I
> believe was introduced by Autoconf

I don't know the history of CPPFLAGS. It's possible it was introduced by
Autoconf. However, it is now embedded into the implicit rules of GNU Make,
so every Makefile that doesn't override the rule for compiling a .c file
to a .o file uses CPPFLAGS.

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