[Mono-list] New snapshot of prj2make-sharp v 0.12
Sun, 11 Apr 2004 11:34:46 -0400
On Sun, 2004-04-11 at 11:13, Timothy Parez wrote:
> What is the difference between
> make, gmake and nmake ?
For make vs. gmake, it depends on what platform you're on. On Linux,
these are the same program; on BSD and other Unix-like (or Real Unix)
systems, they're not.
gmake (GNU make) includes a number of syntax extensions, such as
immediate variable assignment (foo := bar). Check the GNU make info
manual (``info make''), and read the Features node. A summary of some
differences between gmake and make: VPATH variable handling; pattern
rules using %; conditional execution; and others.
nmake is Microsoft's make equivalent, and is very different. For
example, all makes permit "deferred" variable assignment:
foo = bar
But conditional execution varies wildly. GNU make has ``ifeq...endif'',
while nmake uses !IF ... !END IF.
GNU make also has a number of built-in functions such as $(strip),
$(patsubst), $(findstring), etc. nmake has no equivalent (that I'm