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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: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 18:57:50 +0900
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Paul Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2023-01-17 at 01:38 +0900, KO Myung-Hun wrote:
>> What I meant is checking the existence of a rule for a target not a
>> real file built for a target.
> But how do you check for a "rule for a target"?
> What if the pattern rule is "%e" not "%.exe"?  That will still match of
> course.  Or "%xe" or whatever?  Or even "%o.exe"?  Are we going to
> check to find any possible pattern rule that might match a ".exe" and
> behave differently if we find one, even if it has nothing to do with
> actually creating a .exe file?

GNU Make stops if it cannot find a target like:

    make: *** No rule to make target 'foo.exe'.  Stop.

I think, it's possible to use this logic in order to find a `foo.exe'
target. And if it fails, check a `foo.exe' file in `foo' target.

KO Myung-Hun

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