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[bug #28092] $(shell false) should break build

From: Stepan Koltsov
Subject: [bug #28092] $(shell false) should break build
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:06:03 +0000
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                 Summary: $(shell false) should break build
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: yozh
            Submitted on: Wed 25 Nov 2009 06:06:02 PM GMT
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
       Component Version: 3.81
        Operating System: None
           Fixed Release: None
           Triage Status: None




$(shell false) does not break build:

a := $(shell false)

        echo $(a)

completes successfully. Should fail, because in scenario:

a := $(shell cat version.txt)

it is hard to catch a situation if version.txt file does not exist.

Seen on gmake 3.81.


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