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Re: chain pattern rules

From: Luke Shumaker
Subject: Re: chain pattern rules
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:06:33 -0400

On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 20:02 -0700, Philip Guenther wrote:
> You're hitting the special handling of rules whose target is '%'
> that's described in the info pages in "10.5.5 Match-Anything Pattern
> Rules".  If you stare at that doc a bit as well as the output from
> running make with the -d option, you should see why it starts working
> when you mark the gzip rule as a terminal rule:
> %:: %.gz; gzip -cd $< > $@
> %: %.tar; tar -xf $<
> Philip Guenther

I see, thanks.

~ Luke

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