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Re: gmake and implicit dependencies


From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: Re: gmake and implicit dependencies
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:50:57 +0200
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Didier Verna wrote:
> 
> %.ext:
>       @echo $@
> 
> %.ext: %.dep
> 
> 
> Even when test.dep is more recent, gmake tells me that test.ext is up to
> date. 

> Does anyone have an explanation ?

Yes; see

     info '(make)Pattern Intro'

particularly the last paragraph.  The second pattern rule is simply
ignored.





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