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[bug #24488] phony targets are case insensitive with case insensitive fi

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #24488] phony targets are case insensitive with case insensitive file system
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:28:30 +0000
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Update of bug #24488 (project make):

              Item Group:                     Bug => Enhancement            


Follow-up Comment #1:

I'm not convinced that this request is something we actually want to
implement; .PHONY is not only used for completely phony targets (where using
case-sensitive matching would make sense), it's also used to mark real files
that could appear on the filesystem as "always rebuilt" for various reasons. 
In this case you would want them to be treated case-insensitively.

Even if we wanted to do this, there's no easy way to do it: the
--enable-case-insensitive flag is a _compile-time_ flag which changes the
entire behavior of make at a code level.  There is no facility in the codebase
today to track case-insensitive flags on a per file target.

As for special targets not being case-insensitive, that is not a bug. 
Case-insensitivity does not apply to special documented targets like .PHONY

I'm marking this as "Enhancement" right now but I'm inclined to close it as
"Not a Bug".  Comments requested.


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