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Re: Automatically Handling Tools that Produce Many Outputs

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Automatically Handling Tools that Produce Many Outputs
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 15:56:10 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)


On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 12:30:31AM +0000, Olly Betts wrote:
> "Handling Tools that Produce Many Outputs".  However, these recipes
> require a lot of boilerplate code which annoyingly obscures [...]
> It's just struck me that automake is good at inserting lots of
> boilerplate code into makefiles! [...]

Sounds right.

>     data.c data.h:::
>             foo

But this looks like too much magic for a feature which is not used
that much.

Moreover, the extended syntax should rather describe the pair of
rules .foo.c: an .foo.h:  because there may be more *.foo.

I understand that this enhancement would be somewhat helpful, but I
do not know how it should be designed.

Let's hope for a comment from one of the more experienced Automake
developers.  ;-)


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