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Re: Bug in pattern rule parsing: how to handle?

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Bug in pattern rule parsing: how to handle?
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:14:16 -0400

On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 15:32 -0700, Philip Guenther wrote:
> Just to be clear, the problem with mixing a pattern with a normal
> target is what happens when there's a pattern prerequisite, right?  I
> mean, the example you gave at least has a sensical _possible_
> interpretation, but this:
>    foo %.c: %.c.real ; @: cp $< $@
> doesn't, so make _has_ to detect and throw an error there.

Correct, although IMO just because it has a _possible_ reasonable
interpretation isn't enough to overcome all the reasons why we shouldn't
allow it :-)

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