make and all that..

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <>
Tue, 5 May 1998 18:36:33 +0200

>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <> writes:


    PD> I know there's a lot of tradition and conventions in how to setup
    PD> makefiles, but wouldn't it be handy with a "rebuild" type target?

    PD>		rebuild: realclean R

I like your proposition!

(and I won't be the one who writes an ./Install shell script!

 I personally think, 'make <target>' should be enough;
 however, I agree that the documentation could be improved.

 I don't expect people who don't read an ./INSTALL or ./README file
 to install or run R...

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