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Re: GNU Make Extensions

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: GNU Make Extensions
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:35:13 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, NightStrike wrote:

Not if automake flattens it when running automake.  The idea was that
automake would translate the wildcard into the full file list.

Oh, nevermind.. You're saying that make will invoke automake to check
to see if needs to be updated..... I understand, I think,
what you were saying.

You have got it exactly. Automake is not the only solution. There are other solutions out there which require GNU make and are likely to be more automatic as you prefer. One of those solutions (I forget the name) is invented by the original Automake author.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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