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Re: Questionable line number in a message "missing separator"?

From: Philip Guenther
Subject: Re: Questionable line number in a message "missing separator"?
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:41:43 -0800

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 12:52 PM, SF Markus Elfring
<address@hidden> wrote:
>> Of course, if you had actually quoted the relevant lines from your
>> Makefile, we could be more precise.
> Thanks for your interest.
> Do you get further ideas from an excerpt of my build script 
> "parallel-inc.make"?
> Lines 241 - 256:
> initialise_database \
>         $(if 
> $(eval 
> find_functions_that_check_their_single_parameter_in_headers_with_parallel_groups:
>  \
>         @$(ECHO) 'Header files were analysed.'

<wipes tears from eyes>

So that $(eval $(call GIBBERISH)) is wrong.  Exactly *how* it's wrong
depends on what the $(call) is supposed to return.  Currently you're
evaling something that doesn't look like a *STANDALONE* chunk of
Makefile, which results in the error *in the eval*.

Paul, I still think $(eval) should have been named
$(stick-arm-in-woodchipper), to make it less seductive to people
trying to layer imperative programming on the declarative nature of

Philip Guenther

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