[Swan-dev] replace "make check UPDATEONLY=1" with "make update"

Andrew Cagney andrew.cagney at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 18:54:37 EET 2015

On 4 March 2015 at 21:49, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at mimosa.com> wrote:

> | From: Paul Wouters <paul at nohats.ca>
> | you often need to add FORCE=1 (I know you love these tweaks :)
> I've not looked at any of the details, so this is just principle:
> the polite way of telling make to do something is a target, not adding
> definitions.
> Not totally unrelated: I would like our scripts to work with
> --warn-undefined-variables.  I know, I'm repeating myself.

I suspect FORCE=tiddles-the-cat will enable the same feature.  With
makefiles, it is easier to test empty/non-empty than specific values.

I tweaked my kvm-* targets to print the value of any make variable they
use.  If nothing else it helps me with debugging.

> FORCE=1 suggests the questions:
> What does FORCE=0 mean?
> What does FORCE=2 mean?
> What does FORCE=no mean?
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