I had not seen the advantage of my 100% Perl syntax in a makefile. It makes a makefile rather hard to read, and forces build system maintaners to know Perl. The same is true of a coming up hybrid, PBS, which writes the makefiles in Perl, yet puts in the commands in strings, like make.
The comment shows you to which area each item belongs. It is especially needed with some options, which can be both command line options and options of one or more builtin commands.
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