`call' function in `make'

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue May 25 07:46:08 PDT 2004

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 07:25:59PM +0530, N. Raghavendra wrote:

> Is there an analogue in BSD `make' of the `call' function in `gmake':

Not as such.  You can however use the '!=' operator to assign a value
to a variable based on the output of some external command:

    RATIO  != sh -c 'echo $$(( $a / $b ))'



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