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Re: Another fix in https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html

From: Martin Dorey
Subject: Re: Another fix in https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:46:18 +0000

I think the opposite.  Isn't it saying that a rule for building .o from .c will 
work for such files in any directory, but a rule for building release/%.o from 
%.c will only work in the current directory?

On Feb 9, 2018, at 08:30, Howard Johnson <address@hidden> wrote:

In this section and paragraph:

10.5.4 How Patterns Match


"When the target pattern does not contain a slash (and it usually does not), 
directory names in the file names are removed from the file name before it is 
compared with the target prefix and suffix."

I think it should instead read:

"When the target pattern contains a slash (usually it does not), ..."

In other words, this paragraph speaks to how matching occurs with something 
like /dir/foo

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