What are the "serious" libraries?

Andrew Benson drewbenson at netjack.com
Sat Apr 11 23:54:05 UTC 2020

How can that configure script work?
It’s specifying Bourne shell at the top and then using non-bourne-shell syntax.

> On Apr 11, 2020, at 12:49 PM, Joe Nelson <joe at begriffs.com> wrote:
> June Bug wrote:
>> Why do this all inside the Makefile? I think it would be easier to
>> read as a simple configure script, and running ./configure before make
>> is what’s expected. I write mine to output config.mk and `include
>> config.mk` in my Makefile.
> That's a much better idea, thank you! I see an example of what you mean
> in one of your projects:
> https://git.causal.agency/litterbox/tree/configure
> One question: in your Makefile why do you prefix include with a dash?
> 	-include config.mk
> Doesn't that ignore errors in the execution of config.mk? I think I'd
> like to be aware of any errors. This includes config.mk not existing, in
> which case I'd like the main Makefile to complain.

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