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Re: mixed implicit rules problem

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: mixed implicit rules problem
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 09:33:10 -0500

%% Yaroslav Halchenko <address@hidden> writes:

  >> However, this cannot work.  See the GNU make Manual, section "Chains of
  >> Implicit Rules" in the chapter "Implicit Rules":
  >> No single implicit rule can appear more than once in a chain.  This
  >> means that `make' will not even consider such a ridiculous thing as
  >> >...<

  yh> but should not it be parametrised, ie "implicit rule cannot appear
  yh> more than X (X now is 1) times in the chain"... and X (default 1)
  yh> could be overridden in Makefile.  I think it would of some
  yh> use...

If you'd like to see something like this please file it as a bug with a
group of "Enhancement" on the Savannah project page for GNU make.  I
can't guarantee anything will happen but it's the best way to get
something like this considered for the future.

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