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Re: desperate situation with $(shell ... :(

From: Luke Shumaker
Subject: Re: desperate situation with $(shell ... :(
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 21:02:57 -0500

Like everyone else, I really don't know where your problem is coming
from.  However, if I had to guess, I'd say that one shell didn't close
the file in time for the next to open it, and one of them lost out.  I'd
try doing something like 

$(foreach item, $(very_long_list), $(shell echo '$(item)'>>foobar.txt;sleep 

I hope this helps.

~ LukeShu

On Thu, 2011-02-24 at 22:28 -0800, Mark Galeck (CW) wrote:
> I have asked this question before, in an isolated example, and Paul said this 
> is no problem what I am doing, but...  I have rare, impossible to reproduce, 
> yet universally fatal failures...  I just want to make double sure, can 
> anybody tell me there is anything wrong with this (I want to append the list 
> to the file, and the reason why I can't just echo everything, is that this is 
> Windows and there is command line length limitation, and the list can exceed 
> that).  
> $(foreach item, $(very_long_list), $(shell echo $(item)>>foobar.txt))
> What I see in those rare unreproducible failures, is that some random element 
> of in the middle of the very long list does not get appended to the file...  
> The reason why I don't post this to the Windows GNU make list, is, seems to 
> me, either I am not understanding how foreach, or shell, work, or if not, 
> then there is a problem with my understanding of Windows, but not, the 
> problem with my misunderstanding of Windows GNU make.  
> Mark 
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