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bug #27545: Patch to add Makefile.mak to default file names searched

Submitter:  J <now3d>
Submitted:  Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:36:55 PM UTC
Severity:  1 - Wish Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  3.82 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None
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Sun 04 Oct 2009 12:40:21 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Boris. You make a good point about not processing NMAKE files. However lots of "make" tools like Borland I believe also check for "Makefile.mak".

The main point of this bug ticket is to have an extension (filetype) on the filename, so editors can be easily set up to open the files; the ".mak" extension.

My revised patch instead adds "GNUMakefile.mak" too the filename list. What do you think about this proposal?

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(file #18812)

J <now3d>
Mon 28 Sep 2009 07:42:21 AM UTC, comment #1: 

If you refer to Microsoft nmake, then you probably know that nmake and GNU make have very different and incompatible makefile syntax. Making GNU make automatically trying to process nmake makefiles doesn't sound like a good idea since it will fail for most non-trivial ones.

Boris Kolpackov <bosk>
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Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:36:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

Makefile.mak files are very common, and supported by other "make" varieties such as NMAKE. Therefore I created this patch for GNU Make to also search for "Makefile.mak"

On MS Windows it is very useful for a file to have a file extension, then it can be clicked on to open, as it is associated with a text editor. When there is no extension it's necessary to manually open it, which slows things down when this is your main task!


read.c patch attached.

I've posted this before as an email, no reply though then.

J <now3d>


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file #18812:  GNUMakefile_mak_read_c.patch added by now3d (410B - text/x-patch)
file #18788:  makefile_mak_read_c.patch added by now3d (422B - text/x-patch - read.c patch to add Makefile.mak to list of files scanned.)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-10-09 psmith Component Version4.0 3.82
    2009-10-04 now3d Attached File- Added GNUMakefile_mak_read_c.patch, #18812
    2009-09-28 bosk Item GroupNone Enhancement
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
    2009-09-27 now3d Attached File- Added makefile_mak_read_c.patch, #18788

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