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Re: RFE: .NOT_PARALLEL extension to help with multiple targets

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: RFE: .NOT_PARALLEL extension to help with multiple targets
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:27:07 -0500

"Paul D. Smith" wrote:
> %% Noel Yap <address@hidden> writes:
>   ny> I think this was mentioned on the list a month or so ago and I was
>   ny> against the idea at the time.  I've since changed my mind.  The
>   ny> RFE is that the following should be allowed:
>   ny>   .NOT_PARALLEL:
>   ny> %.swg
>   ny>           $(SwigAction)
>   ny> which would mean that and files should not be built
>   ny> in parallel to one another.
> But, that isn't what that pattern rule means. and are
> _NOT_ built "in parallel to one another".
> That syntax tells make that it can build _both_ files with only _one_
> invocation of the command script.

Really?  I had thought: %.swg

was equivalent to: %.swg
        $(SwigAction) %.swg

My tests suggest this isn't true.  If you confirm, it sounds like GNU make 
already has the functionality I want.

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