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Re: Misleading "--debug=w" output for phony target

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Misleading "--debug=w" output for phony target
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:55:25 -0500
User-agent: Evolution 3.46.2 (by Flathub.org)

On Wed, 2023-01-18 at 14:45 +0100, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> % cat Makefile
> .PHONY: a
> a: b; :
> % touch b; touch a; make --debug=w
> Makefile:2: update target 'a' due to: b
> :
> Of course, make should remake a, but not due to b but because it's
> phony.

Please provide info about what version of GNU make you're using.

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