On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 03:32:22PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:05:18AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > This allows things like:
> > $ DEFAULT_DOC_TARGET=html make doc
> > $ DEFAULT_DOC_INSTALL_TARGET=html make install-doc
> > on a platform that does not have manpage viewer. Which is not very
> > useful, given that you can already say
> > $ make install-html
> > on such a platform, and these install-$format targets will not go
> > away.
> I think the usefulness is that it can be set by default for a particular
> uname, so people on Windows can just type "make install-doc" without
> having to care about setting anything (though to be honest, I do not
> even know what they build by default; maybe they do build manpages).
I also notice that we have DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT (which is "html" on
Windows). Wouldn't that be a sane default for DEFAULT_DOC_TARGET if it
is set? I guess we can set all three independently for maximum
flexibility, though, but it seems like a sane fallback.
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