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Re: MAKEFLAGS (Was: forcing a rule)

From: Boris Kolpackov
Subject: Re: MAKEFLAGS (Was: forcing a rule)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:23:16 -0500
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Hi Noel,

> Unfortunately, I have personally never used this technique but a 
> colleague of mine has so I know, at least for his purposes, the 
> technique works.  In case you haven't read the paper, yet, the gist 
> of the technique is:
> 1. If this is the primary make, cd into the build directory and 
> re-invoke make /with the original targets/.
> 2. Otherwise, perform the build as usual.
> Have you read the paper?  If so, which part is unclear?

Yes I have. I also used it on not one occasion. And I know that 
you can't implement it without bloating user makefile. And unless
you have a working code I suggest that we stop this useless discussion.


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