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Re: Expand % in wildcard function

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Expand % in wildcard function
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:32:07 -0500

%% address@hidden writes:

  d> What should I do to expand the % in the wildcard function?

You can't.

  d> xsl/alldocs_%.xsl: genalldocs.php $(wildcard $(DOCS)/%/*.xml)

Functions and variables in target and prerequisite lists are expanded
when the makefile is read in.  That's when the $(wildcard ...) function
is expanded; the wildcard is seeing the literal "%" character here.

Pattern replacement doesn't happen until later when make is trying to
find an implicit rule to build the target.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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