Trailing backslashes in Makefile

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Thu Dec 3 03:00:10 GMT 1998

On Dec  2, 1998, David Collier-Brown <davecb at Canada.Sun.COM> wrote:

> Andrej Borsenkow wrote:

[trailing backslashes followed by blank lines]

>> They confuse our make and probably some others. gmake is fine

> 	Which OS and machine is this?

This problem affects the `make' programs of Solaris 2.5 and IRIX 6.3,
just to mention a few.  We should not use such constructs unless we
want to document that SAMBA requires GNU make, and I don't think we
want it :-)

Alexandre Oliva  aoliva@{}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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