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Re: Semantic strangeness in parsing makefiles

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: Semantic strangeness in parsing makefiles
Date: 11 Jul 2001 08:42:14 -0300
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On Jul 11, 2001, "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden> wrote:

>   FOO = bar:baz

>   $(FOO) biz : boz

> The new version of GNU make will parse the above as:

>   bar:baz biz : boz

> where there are two targets: "bar:baz" and "biz", and one prerequisite,
> "boz".

This is excellent.  It means there's finally a way to have a target
whose name contains a colon.  Please don't go back to the original
behavior.  I don't believe anybody can possibly expect that feature to
be reliable.

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