[petsc-dev] make -f gmakefile test needs a proper help message of some sort

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Sat Jun 17 19:19:29 CDT 2017

Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>   Thanks, sadly it is not helpful.

I wasn't saying it worked now, but that it was the target that should be
used to print help.

> $ make -f gmakefile help
> make: *** No rule to make target `help'.  Stop.
>> On Jun 17, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
>> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>>> make -f gmakefile test   XXXX
>>> appears to be a very powerful tool, as such it needs a useful help message since it is next to impossible to know where to look to find all its options.
>>> make -f gmakefile test   help=1 
>> This is more-or-less a convention:
>>  make -f gmakefile help
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