Re: gcc -V and make -V do *not* print version Lassi Kortela (15 Feb 2020 08:45 UTC)
Re: gcc -V and make -V do *not* print version Lassi Kortela 15 Feb 2020 08:45 UTC
> Neither 'gcc' or 'make' allow upper-case -V.
> Both allow lower-case -v [...] 'clang' likewise.
> 'latex' likewise.
The point of choosing uppercase -V over lowercase -v is simply that -V
is much less likely to conflict with other purposes. -v is commonly used
for the "verbose" flag in countless programs, including some Schemes.