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Re: Variable definition in eval'd function

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Variable definition in eval'd function
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 14:20:55 +0200

> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 05:57:10 -0700
> From: "Philip Guenther" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> You're missing section 3.9, "How `make' Reads a Makefile".  It's
> explained there how the expansion of variables occurs immediately (as
> the makefile is parsed) in some contexts and is deferred until the
> involved text is used in other contexts and which contexts are which.

Maybe the manual should say explicitly that when Make expands
variables, it always does that recursively, until everything is
expanded.  That is, it's not a single-step text substitution that the
OP expected.

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