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[bug #40942] Load directive breaks Makefiles

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #40942] Load directive breaks Makefiles
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:05:21 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0


                 Summary: Load directive breaks Makefiles
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Tue 17 Dec 2013 05:05:20 PM UTC
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Bug
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
       Component Version: 4.0
        Operating System: Any
           Fixed Release: None
           Triage Status: None



The new load feature in Make 4.0 is great but I am finding that the use of
"load" as a keyword breaks a lot of Makefiles.
In embedded development where Make is used in cross-compiling for a target
processor, "load" is common as a dummy target to start up/down-load code or
run on a target. In this context using "load" as a keyword is almost as bad as
using "clean" would be.
This can be fixed either by changing the keyword (e.g. load_object) or by
making the parser smart enough to distinguish between a target and a


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