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Re: some questions about GNU make

From: Sam Ravnborg
Subject: Re: some questions about GNU make
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 15:30:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 04:32:59PM +0430, ali hagigat wrote:
> To this end, after reading in all makefiles, make will consider each as
> a goal target and
> attempt to update it. If a makefile has a rule which says how to update
> it (found either
> in that very makefile or in another one) or if an implicit rule applies
> to it (see Chapter 10
> [Using Implicit Rules], page 101), it will be updated if necessary.
> After all makefiles have
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sam,
> Thank you to reply. But I did not understand what the manual says!! I
> copied the lines again.
> It says: " make will consider each as a goal target.."
> Will consider what? Each makefile?
Yes - each Makefile.
Try the debug output of Make on a _very_ simple Makefile.
And drop the implicit rules when you do so.

Did you miss this part of my mail:
> > Also if you cared to explain the background for your
> > question we could maybe help you.
> >

I will put it this way:
If you cannot find time to explain _why_ you ask your question 
I see no reason to use my time to answer your questions.


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