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Re: automake 1.7d feedback

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: automake 1.7d feedback
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 12:06:30 +0100
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Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
>  3) automake is not yet able to distinguish rule with commands from
>     rule without commands (no kidding)

ok, then I understand why it can't be fixed before automake-1.8...

Thanks for adding the warning in the NEWS file and in the documentation.

>  2) this behavior was documented

Not really. The automake-1.7.8 manual is ambiguous on the issue. It says

   "A target defined in `' generally overrides any such
    target of a similar name that would be automatically generated by

But in standard "make" terminology there is no such thing as "defining
a target". You can only write rules - rules with commands and rules without
commands. Thus the manual is ambiguous on whether adding a rule without
commands is considered to override automake's definition or not.


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