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Re: The trap in Node: Automatic Prerequisites

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: The trap in Node: Automatic Prerequisites
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 14:17:30 -0500

%% "Nathan H Zook" <address@hidden> writes:

  nhz> The better solution is to insist that the .d files and the .o
  nhz> files be generated by separate rules.

A much better solution all around is included in a doc on the site
referenced in my .sig below.

  nhz> Might it also be useful to inform users that included files are
  nhz> built from the bottom of the file up?

I don't want to document that, since it might change.  The order in
which included files are built should be considered random, that's why
it's not specified in the manual.

  nhz> 1) A special target (.NOBUILTINS ?) to duplicate the
  nhz>    functionality of the command line -r switch.

It would be just as simple to make adding "r" to MAKEFLAGS work

There's a reason this hasn't been done: it's not that easy.  It's not
_that_ hard, but it will require a bit of work.

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