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Re: override and +=

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: override and +=
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:48:15 -0500

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 19:12 -0800, Michael Morrell wrote:
> > Well, the GNU make manual section on "override" explicitly states that
> > to use += with an override variable, you have to declare the += override
> > as well.
> Really.  I can't find such a statement.  [...]  It also says: "To
> append more text to a variable defined on the command line, use:
> override variable += more text" (again, that doesn't apply to my
> example).

You're right; that was a careless reading on my part.  This should be
made clearer.  For example it might say "to append more text to a
variable defined as an override, use: ..."

Probably another paragraph or two are warranted here.

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