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Re: *-local targets

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: *-local targets
Date: 20 Dec 2000 19:27:41 -0700

>>>>> "Derek" == Derek R Price <address@hidden> writes:

Derek> Is there some reason that *-local targets aren't always valid
Derek> when their parent exists?  I wanted to define
Derek> distclean-hdr-local to remove options.h-SAVED as well as
Derek> options.h, but I can't seem to get it to work.

I'm reluctant to implement this because many of the targets automake
generates are implementation details.  If I had thought ahead (back in
'96, say), I would have been more careful about reserving a namespace
so that internal targets would be more obviously private.

For instance, `distclean-hdr' is an implementation detail.  You can't
really rely on its name staying the same from release to release.

All you really can rely on are the targets we publicize, like `all'.


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