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Re: Target-specific variable in subdirectory problem

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Target-specific variable in subdirectory problem
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:36:05 -0400

On Wed, 2017-08-02 at 21:16 +0100, Sven C. Dack wrote:
> I suggest you turn your attention towards him and ask him what he
> wants.

The example in his question makes very clear what he wants: he wants a
pattern-specific variable assignment.

The solution you provided was not a pattern-specific variable
assignment.  It was an abstracted way of writing a global variable

> My example does exactly what I say it does. It's just not your place
> to tell me I'm wrong when you don't know what he wants his makefile
> to do and so far haven't responded to him and only to me.

First, I did respond to him and I explained exactly why his example
wasn't working the way he anticipated.

Second, we don't need to ask him more about what he wants the makefile
to do, because the intent of the question is self-evident.

Finally, I didn't intend any attack.  I'm just explaining how the
example you gave works and why it doesn't meet the OPs request.  It's
not personal.  Indeed in your original message it seemed like you
weren't familiar with pattern-specific variables so I provided more

> Or am I missing something? We are all adults here, right?

Is that a trick question?

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