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Re: Proposed syntax for static make-also rule

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Proposed syntax for static make-also rule
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 23:28:03 -0500

%% Greg McGary <address@hidden> writes:

  gm> FYI, I implemented this feature some months ago.
  gm> I used different syntax:

  gm>         [ TARGETS ] : PREREQUISITES

FWIW I objected to syntax like this (another suggestion in the past has
been "TARGET + TARGET + TARGET : PREREQUISITES", which I think has some
precedent in an obscure variant of make) on these grounds: what does it
mean if you write:


???  Ditto for the "+" method: what if one is missing?  Obviously there
are many options but I preferred the single separator token like "&:" to
avoid all those issues.

I'm going to be on vacation from tomorrow until Thur, 2 Jan, so I won't
be reading mail except every few days or so, and not doing much work.

Best of the season to you all!

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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