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Re: [PATCH] pattern-specific variable expansion

From: Boris Kolpackov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pattern-specific variable expansion
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 16:58:40 -0500
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Noel Yap <address@hidden> writes:

> Hmmm, I ran into something similar in which:
> a := A
> bar:
>       @echo $a
> a := B
> would output B.

This is correct behavior as per manual. If you want it to print A 
then write something like

bar: a_ := $a       # not sure a := $a will work
bar:; @echo $(a_)

In contrast the patch fixes the following case:

a := A

%bar : a_ := $a

%bar :; @echo $(a_) 

a := B


Which prints (without patch) B.


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