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GNU Makefile ule

From: thutt
Subject: GNU Makefile ule
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 06:24:56 -0700

Ming Cheng writes:
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 > Hi Help desk,
 > I have a file. To this effect there are a couple lines I
 > can't figure out how make command works:
 > modules := abc
 > abc_type := static_library
 > abc_target := libabc.a
 > I asked the same question to gcc-help and was given some advices to
 > check your manual; especially chapter 6 and 10. At the same time I
 > was asked to clarify further to the right team.  I checked the PDF
 > file and did not find any description like
 > {module}_type/{module}_target rule. My question is whether there is
 > an implicit rule that make cmd will try to find
 > {module}_type/{module}_target variables according to defined
 > modules?

You have not provided a full example.  Your example simply assigns
three variables, but has no recipes.  Can you provide the smallest
full Makefile that illustrates your misunderstanding and then ask the

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