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Subject: Makefile vs make type sanity check
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MakeMaker generates a Makefile tailored to the same type of make which built Perl (based on $Config{make}). If the user then runs the Makefile with a different type of make they might get cryptic make syntax errors. This is particularly rampant on Win32 with dmake vs nmake vs gmake. The Makefile should perform a basic sanity check on itself to determine if its being run with the same family of make that it was written for. (Note: the same family of make is fine, don't restrict it to the exact same make binary)


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