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Re: implicit rules

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: implicit rules
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 15:03:30 -0400

%% Noel Yap <address@hidden> writes:

  ny> I see.  You wouldn't happen to have a patch that'll allow make to
  ny> use the implicit rule for the former example, would you?

Don't know which example you're talking about when you refer to "the
former example", but this:

  >>>       cp $(<) $(@)

Just doesn't make sense.  It's like saying:

    foo.o : foo.o

How can a target depend on itself as a prerequisite?  That requirement
cannot be satisfied given our current understanding of the laws of
space/time :).

You _COULD_, however, do this:

    aoeu/ :
            cp $< $@

and then all would be right with the world.  Or at least make would be

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