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Re: static pattern variables, bug or feature ?

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: static pattern variables, bug or feature ?
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 00:30:15 -0500

%% Benoit Poulot-Cazajous <address@hidden> writes:

  bp> So, it looks like variable definitions in static patterns can
  bp> "propagate" to dependencies. While it can be useful, it is also
  bp> quite confusing.  Is it a bug, that may be fixed one day, or a
  bp> feature that we can rely on ?

As others have pointed out, it is a feature and will continue to work as
documented in the GNU make manual.

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