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Re: a: address@hidden

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: a: address@hidden
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:20:02 -0400

%% Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

  dj> $ cat Makefile
  dj> a: address@hidden
  dj> a.b:
  dj> $ make -n
  dj> make: *** No rule to make target `.b', needed by `a'.  Stop.

  dj> But don't we know that $@ = a already at that point?

Automatic variables are only defined in the command script.

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