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Re: what is this shell call trying to solve?

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: what is this shell call trying to solve?
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:59:26 -0600
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Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Hari" == Raja R Harinath <address@hidden> writes:
> Tom> For explicit rules (not suffix rules), there are some macros like
> Tom> $< that we can't use.
> Hari> But, we're talking about suffix rules like
> Hari> [ ... ]
> Hari>         $(LTCOMPILE) -c -o $@ `test -f $< || echo '$(srcdir)/'`$<
> I think that is probably a bug.  I can't think of why we'd be doing
> that intentionally.  Can you?  Akim, do you know?

IIRC, it was added by Alexandre Oliva.  The only reason I can think
of is a really really broken VPATH implementation: one that fails to
attach to the source filename the VPATH component it found the source in.

- Hari
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