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Re: Dependency - but not really

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Dependency - but not really
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 10:42:57 -0500

%% "Oelke, Dan" <address@hidden> writes:

  od> $(SUBSYSTEM)_:


  od> $($(SUBSYSTEM)_C_Objs): obj/%.o: %.c $(SUBSYSTEM)_
  od>   $(CC_T) $(T_CFLAGS) $($(filter-out %.c,$+)CFLAGS) -c $< -o $@

  od> The CC_T line needs to access the SUBSYSTEM variable, but since
  od> SUBSYSTEM gets redefined repeatedly, it isn't there when it comes
  od> time to evaluate that line.  We need the SUBSYSTEM variable to get
  od> at the $(SUBSYSTEM_CFLAGS) value.  So, the quick solution we came
  od> up with was to add SUBSYSTEM as a dependency and then filter it
  od> out.  But declaring it as a .PHONY isn't perfect, as now we need
  od> to create a file of the name $(SUBSYSTEM)_ for every possible
  od> SUBSYSTEM value, or the target is always out of date.

Why don't you punt all this and use target-specific variables?


  $($(SUBSYSTEM)_C_Objs): obj/%.o : %.c
          $(CC_T) $(T_CFLAGS) $($(LOCAL_SUBSYSTEM)_CFLAGS) -o $@ -c $<

Note I didn't try this, but I _think_ it will work.

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