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Re: Pre-including a generated file

From: Leandro Lucarella
Subject: Re: Pre-including a generated file
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:13:01 -0300
User-agent: mutt-ng/devel-r804 (Debian)

Paul Smith, el 12 de agosto a las 13:54 me escribiste:
> On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 14:21 -0300, Leandro Lucarella wrote:
> > I need to use .PHONY though, because the script should be executed always.
> > If I don't, make call the ./gen_file just the first time, and then it
> > never gets outdated in successive make calls.
> You can't use .PHONY or make will go into an infinite loop, because
> every time it starts it will build the out of date file, then re-exec,
> then build the out-of-date file again and re-exec, etc. etc.

Just for the sake of curiosity: I doesn't go into an infinite loop.
I don't know exactly why, but it doesn't, and it doesn't emit an error or
warning either.

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