cvs commit: src Makefile

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Tue Apr 3 01:49:24 UTC 2007

On Apr 2, 2007, at 6:25 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> On Monday,  2 April 2007 at 21:32:44 +0000, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
>> marcel      2007-04-02 21:32:44 UTC
>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>   Modified files:
>>     .                    Makefile
>>   Log:
>>   Introduce a variable TARGETS that can be set on the make command
>>   line
> This sounded excellent until I read on.
>>   and that controls which platforms are being built as part of a
>>   "make universe".
> That's not quite what I had expected with a variable called TARGETS.
> Wouldn't PLATFORMS be more "intuitive"?

Maybe. I chose TARGETS because the loop in question was:
	.for target in amd64 arm i386 ...

Also, TARGETS is in line with TARGET and/or TARGET_ARCH, which
relate closely to MACHINE and MACHINE_ARCH. It seems a good
choice to me...

I don't mind if people change it to a different name, whether more
intuitive to promote its use or less intuitive to limit/demote its
use. I just like having the functionality because it allows me to
use make universe more often :-)

Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt at

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