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what Make program to run the Makefile with

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commit 9bb6738de5b5cb279e04bc4eda21ffef652fe137 1 parent 4530b1e
Michael Ludwig authored March 20, 2012

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  1. 14  lib/ExtUtils/MakeMaker.pm
14  lib/ExtUtils/MakeMaker.pm
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 As there are various Make programs with incompatible syntax, which
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 use operating system shells, again with incompatible syntax, it is
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-important to know which flavour of Make a Makefile has been written
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-for. On POSIX systems, this will likely be GNU Make; on Microsoft
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-Windows, it will be either Microsoft NMake or DMake. Note that GNU
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-Make is not supported on Windows. See the section on the L</"MAKE">
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-parameter for details.
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+important for users of this module to know I<which flavour of Make
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+a Makefile has been written for so they'll use the correct one and
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+won't have to face the possibly bewildering errors resulting from
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+using the wrong one.
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+On POSIX systems, that program will likely be GNU Make; on Microsoft
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+Windows, it will be either Microsoft NMake or DMake. Note that this
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+module does not support generating Makefiles for GNU Make on Windows.
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+See the section on the L</"MAKE"> parameter for details.
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 MakeMaker is object oriented. Each directory below the current
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 directory that contains a Makefile.PL is treated as a separate

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