On Thu, 2021-05-06 at 09:48 -0700, David Boyce wrote:
> The manual doesn't actually say that MAKEOVERRIDES is exported like
> MAKEFLAGS but I assume it is.

No, it's not.

The value of MAKEOVERRIDES is used within the makefile itself.  Its
value is added to the MAKEFLAGS variable when invoking a sub-make.

The only environment variable make uses to communicate between one make
and its sub-make is via MAKEFLAGS.

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