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Re: [bug #51269] Reusing data from targets for prerequisites

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: [bug #51269] Reusing data from targets for prerequisites
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:30:28 +0200
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> It's important to realize that even though the unfortunate choice of
> naming implies otherwise, static pattern rules are in all ways
> _explicit_ rules.  They are not and should never be considered
> implicit rules.

Thanks for your explanation.

This terminology can occasionally trigger corresponding understanding 

> A static pattern rule is merely a shorthand for writing a bunch of
> explicit rules.

I am struggling with advanced usage of placeholder indicators to extract
further data from such targets.

>   OBJS = foo.o bar.o biz.o baz.o
>   $(OBJS): %.o : %.c
>           $(CC) $(CFLAGS) -c -o $@ $<

Can the description for this construct be improved a bit more in the 

I hope that I can avoid to introduce another make rule generator for some
use cases.


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