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Re: make-3.82 testcases fail *sometimes*

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make-3.82 testcases fail *sometimes*
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:38:48 -0400

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Reply-To: address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:57:16 -0400
> > A sub-make could sleep, no?
> What I'm saying is that if you have a rule like this:
>       foo:
>               $(sleep 0.10) echo hi
> The recipe is always expanded by make before it invokes the shell
> command, so it would be make that runs the sleep operation, and make
> that sleeps, before the shell is even started.
> I don't think that would help the issue we're trying to solve (I really
> can't see a valid use-case for $(sleep) to be honest).
> But, maybe you were thinking of something different?

Forget it, I obviously fail to explain myself.

Here's another idea: provide a simple C application as part of the
test suite that can sleep in sub-second resolution.

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