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Re: Difficulties from the combination of functions "call" and "eval"

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: Difficulties from the combination of functions "call" and "eval"
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:38:27 +0100
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> Try changing eval to info

This introspection approach will not work in the moment
when I stumble on the mentioned error messages.

> and then inspect the output to see if it makes sense as a makefile.

The result should become components for recipes in my use case.

> Write small test makefiles that do small aspects of what you want
> and build them up step by step until you get the result you want
> when you introduce an error you will know exactly what change made it

I can also try this approach once more.

> Most of all, don't dump the full complexity of your problem
> on other people because makefiles are brain twisting
> and hard to understand even when they are simplified.

I hope that there are more experienced software developers around
who can spot programming mistakes within make statements eventually
a bit easier than me.

> Simplifying the example will help you and help us help you too. :)

Should I explain the involved design patterns a bit more
so that a common understanding can be achieved easier?


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