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Re: .PRECIOUS and .SECONDARY do not overlap?

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: .PRECIOUS and .SECONDARY do not overlap?
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:41:03 -0400

On Fri, 2011-10-21 at 23:53 -0700, Mark Galeck (CW) wrote:
> If I replace ".SECONDARY" with ".PRECIOUS", then everything works
> fine.

Check the docs:

.PRECIOUS accepts a pattern as a target, and applies to all targets that
match that pattern.

.SECONDARY does not accept a pattern as a target, so your .SECONDARY
rule is declaring the target named, literally, "%/." as secondary.
"subdir/." is not "%/." so your .SECONDARY rule doesn't apply to it.

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