r23026 - gnucash/trunk/src/report/standard-reports/test - Add test suite for standard tests

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Jun 4 10:54:02 EDT 2013

Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> writes:

>> I probably ought to ask - what's the policy on gnumake functions?
>> $(shell) is used quite extensively,
>> Peter
> I don't think there really is a policy regarding gnumake functions. Our
> makefiles rely heavily on gnumake so in principle it's ok to use these
> functions. However the new automake parallel-test feature has issues with
> patsubst and perhaps other functions. With automake 1.13, parallel-test has
> become the default way. So with that in mind we may have to reconsider what we
> can and can't use in our makefiles.

Historically the policy was "no GnuMake-specific instructions".  But
that horse left the barn a long time ago so I stopped trying to fight
it.  I still think we shouldn't use gnumake-specific functions because
it limits portability by requiring the use of gnumake on all platforms.

> Geert


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