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From: Paul Smith
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:37:54 -0500

On Fri, 2011-12-02 at 16:51 +0100, Warlich, Christof wrote:
> it looks like the target of a rule is not deleted in case of an error
> within that rule and in the presence of a .DELETE_ON_ERROR target if
> that target is a directory.

> To me, not deleting directories in this scenario looks like a flaw. Do
> you agree? Is it going to be fixed?

I don't really agree, no.  At the very most, it might be possible to
delete a directory if it's empty.  I don't think it would be a good idea
to delete a non-empty directory if the rule fails; that could be

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