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Re: multiple prerequisites in pattern rules

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: multiple prerequisites in pattern rules
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:36:38 -0500

%% Martin Sebor <address@hidden> writes:

  >> That can only happen if cpp hangs.  If cpp exits or dies in any
  >> way, then the write side of the pipe will be closed and then sed
  >> will exit, probably with some kind of read error.

  ms> Why read error? The reading end can't tell why the writer closed
  ms> the pipe. All it sees is that the pipe has been closed.

Right; it's a close on the write side that may generate some kind of
error.  My mistake.

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