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[bug #36881] Sample code for $(eval) is incorrect and fails.

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #36881] Sample code for $(eval) is incorrect and fails.
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:51:25 +0000
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Update of bug #36881 (project make):

                  Status:                    None => Not A Bug              
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #3:

3.82 is not a "point release".  The first release of GNU make in modern
recorded history (post-RCS) was version 3.03 in 1988.  Every release since
then has been 3.x where x goes up by one every release.

The manual is a reference for the current behavior of the program.  It would
be unwieldy to continually update it with notes regarding when various
features were added.  If you want to know what has changed since previous
releases you should read the NEWS file, which is the GNU project's standard
way to announce changes between releases.  Even for commercial products you
don't see the change history in the manual: that's what release notes are for.
 If you want to see the current latest version of NEWS from source code you
can use http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/make/NEWS?root=make&view=markup

In any event this particular change is completely backward compatible (since
no valid 3.81 makefile would have this syntax), so it is not a risky change. 
But we may make plenty of "risky" changes between any 3.x and 3.x+1 release.


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