> On Jun 27, 2022, at 9:48 AM, Paul Smith <psm...@gnu.org> wrote:
> As mentioned, the goal of "build.sh" is to allow systems without an
> already-existing make program to bootstrap themselves, by providing a
> way to build GNU make without using "make".

I think it's important that there be *a* way to rebuild
to support "bootstrappable builds"  <http://bootstrappable.org/>
and diverse double-compiling (DDC) <https://dwheeler.com/trusting-trust>.
The overall goal would be to counter the "trusting trust" attack.
Being able to rebuild using another existing "make" is an obvious way to do 

I'm not so picky on *how* to do that.

--- David A. Wheeler

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