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Re: Infinite loop bug with parallel make

From: Ian Lynagh
Subject: Re: Infinite loop bug with parallel make
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:02:18 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 03:45:59PM -0500, Paul Smith wrote:
> I've never really been clear on the purpose and use of .SECONDARY; the
> comments in both the GNU make manual and in the code seem odd to me.  I
> would really appreciate anyone out there who is using this (either for
> specific targets or all by itself as in this example) to explain why
> they use it / what they need it for.

When I use .SECONDARY:, what I really want to say is "don't delete any
files you make".

The two ways I know of doing this are:
* explicitly name all files in the Makefile (which isn't necessarily simple)


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