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Re: disparity in Paul’s Rules

From: David Boyce
Subject: Re: disparity in Paul’s Rules
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:47:36 -0800

For the record, I didn’t ever suggest it was a problem with GNU make,
just that the wording in your “rules” doesn’t map perfectly to
reality. It’s your call, of course, whether that wording needs to be
updated or whether fixing it would muddy the message.

Separately: this situation is is not described explicitly in the
manual (unless I missed a reference). Also, the line which says "This
means the first thing in the makefile seems to be part of a recipe” is
also not entirely correct. How about “This means an apparent recipe
line was encountered in a context where it could not be assigned to a


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