[kde-freebsd] Re: $(top_srcdir) in Makefile.am

Will Andrews will at csociety.org
Wed Oct 30 15:03:32 GMT 2002

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 12:51:42PM +0100, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 October 2002 22:54, Michael Matz wrote:
> > $(shell) is a GNU make function, whereas `` is a shell functionality.  The
> > difference is, that you can use `` only in the shell functions (i.e. the
> > commands invoked for creating a target), whereas you can use $(shell)
> > anywhere in the Makefile.  Compare e.g.:
> Yes, of course. Here - kdoctools - it doesn't matter, since the variable is 
> only used in the commands used to create meinproc targets. 

A minor correction: $() is alternate syntax for backticks on most
Bourne-derived and Korn shells.

I have no idea what this thread is about, so that will be all.


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