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Re: Semantic strangeness in parsing makefiles

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: Semantic strangeness in parsing makefiles
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 09:46:49 +0200

>   FOO = bar:baz
>   $(FOO) biz : boz
> Current versions of GNU make will parse this as:
>   bar : baz biz : boz

That IS gross - I don't think we want that.

> So, what do people think about this?  Is it simpler to understand the
> new way, or the old way?  Do you think the old behavior is documented (I

I think the new way is better, provided indeed that there are few (if any)
existing Makefiles that depend on this behaviour.

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