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Re: [PATCH] Check .exe as well when a target does not exist on OS/2

From: KO Myung-Hun
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Check .exe as well when a target does not exist on OS/2
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 00:15:10 +0900
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2023 00:57:56 +0900
>> From: KO Myung-Hun <komh78@gmail.com>
>> CC: bug-make@gnu.org
>>> How do you mean "make of mingw does not require $(EXEEXT)"?  AFAICT,
>>> if the Makefile defines a target FOO, and there's a file FOO.exe that
>>> is up to date wrt its dependencies, the MinGW Make will recompile
>>> anyway, because it doesn't understand that linking FOO produces
>>> FOO.exe.
>>> So I think MinGW and OS/2 are in the same wagon here.
>> I've tested make v3.81 for i686-pc-msys shipped with msys.
> You are right about MSYS Make, but MSYS is not MinGW, and AFAIK the
> patches to Make done by the (now defunct) MSYS team were not
> contributed upstream, so we don't know what they changed.
> Note, however, that MSYS Make has other goals than MinGW: MSYS is
> supposed to emulate Unix enough to allow use of unaltered Unix
> Makefile's to build MinGW ports.  So the issue that you are talking
> about is an explicit goal for MSYS, more-or-less its raison d'être.
> Thus, it is not surprising that MSYS does this.

Then, this patch is acceptable? Or MSYS is a special case ?

KO Myung-Hun

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