|From:||Sven C. Dack|
|Subject:||Re: Target-specific variable in subdirectory problem|
|Date:||Wed, 2 Aug 2017 22:31:21 +0100|
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It doesn't make your guess better (or worse) than mine. It's up to Benjamin to tell us. It's not up to you nor me. So let's be fair here.
What I meant by saying that you didn't respond is that you didn't respond to his initial e-mail containing his problem, but that you hopped onto my response, second-guessed me, told me I'm wrong when really it's just an opinion you're having, and yet still haven't given any solution to what you think he wants to do. You've basically just lectured him about what he cannot have.
That's why I gave him an example. It will help him to decide what it is he wants and to be clearer about his intention. Perhaps you're right and whatever he wants to do isn't going to work with make, but until then it's best to keep an open mind, to stay positive and to try to find something that might work for him and not tell each other whose wrong and right.
Cheers On 02/08/17 21:36, Paul Smith wrote:
On Wed, 2017-08-02 at 21:16 +0100, Sven C. Dack wrote:I suggest you turn your attention towards him and ask him what he wants.The example in his question makes very clear what he wants: he wants a pattern-specific variable assignment. The solution you provided was not a pattern-specific variable assignment. It was an abstracted way of writing a global variable assignment.My example does exactly what I say it does. It's just not your place to tell me I'm wrong when you don't know what he wants his makefile to do and so far haven't responded to him and only to me.First, I did respond to him and I explained exactly why his example wasn't working the way he anticipated. Second, we don't need to ask him more about what he wants the makefile to do, because the intent of the question is self-evident. Finally, I didn't intend any attack. I'm just explaining how the example you gave works and why it doesn't meet the OPs request. It's not personal. Indeed in your original message it seemed like you weren't familiar with pattern-specific variables so I provided more context.Or am I missing something? We are all adults here, right?Is that a trick question?
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