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Re: forcing a rule

From: Boris Kolpackov
Subject: Re: forcing a rule
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 15:16:15 -0500
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Hi Paul,

> It would break any makefile that needed a literal "$" in the
> prerequisites list.  Whether that is significant or not I don't know.
> It seems unlikely but then again make runs on lots of different
> platforms, and works with programs that have lots of different naming
> conventions.

This is true but than, $$@ is not an absolutely backward compatible 
feature either ;-).

I was thinking about establishing a generic mechanism for handling
such new features about which I give my thoughts in this thread

I would really appreciate it if you could comment on that.


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