launching a python program from GNU make (Win2K)

piet at piet at
Mon Dec 18 16:41:08 CET 2000

I have the following setup on Win2K:
1. make:
    GNU Make version 3.77, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath.
    Copyright (C) 1988, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
            Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
    There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A

    Report bugs to <bug-make at>.
    I think this is the Mingw version, as I use mingw rather than cygwin.
2. Makefile:
print "Hello World"

And that works.
Even when I add a #!/bin/python to (which is not the correct
location) and change the makefile line to:

it works.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
Private email: P.van.Oostrum at

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