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gnumake 3.79.1 bug?

From: Randy Yates
Subject: gnumake 3.79.1 bug?
Date: 05 Apr 2005 07:20:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Military Intelligence)

It appears that there is a bug in gnumake that arises when
a variable is redefined. For example, if I define "EXE = .a"
in my main makefile, then specify a build rule for a target
"myproject$(EXE)", then include a second makefile that redefines
"EXE = .out" and makes some other build rules for other targets, 
then the first build rule seems to get confused. If I put "echo $(EXE)"
I see the right value (".a"), but the target acts as if the second
value (".exe") is present and the file does not recognize the command
line target "myproject.a". 

Is this a bug? Is this a known bug?
Randy Yates
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
address@hidden, 919-472-1124

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