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Re: Expanded rules for scripts

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Expanded rules for scripts
Date: 15 Dec 2000 09:13:56 +0100
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>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

Alexandre> On Dec 14, 2000, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
>> My understanding was that not all Make support

>> .sh: # do foo out of

>> properly, i.e., implicit rules with destination having no suffix.

Alexandre> I've never found a `make' that doesn't support it, but some
Alexandre> recent versions of FreeBSD make have a bug in which the
Alexandre> order of entries in .SUFFIXES affects its ability to
Alexandre> process some suffix rules.

Well there was much left in ``properly''.  My understanding was that
Pavel found a host where make was very happy with just those suffix
rules, but broken when we introduced extra dependencies.  I don't
remember whether it was

        # do sth


        # do sth some-other-dependency

that was responsible (is ``responsible'' right here?).

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