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[bug #48643] Irrelevant targets can confuse make on which pattern rule t
Paul D. Smith
[bug #48643] Irrelevant targets can confuse make on which pattern rule to select.
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:19:11 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #34, bug #48643 (project make):
I didn't fully grasp the impact of the issue you raised in comment #31. Do
you mean that if I apply the test patch mentioned there, some of those tests
would fail? I will try to look at this more this evening.
Regarding your question in comment #33, the current behavior is correct. It
has always been the case that any mention of a target in the makefile is
sufficient to remove the "intermediate-ness" of a file. In fact, this is a
very common, and very often recommended, way to remove intermediate status of
a file; we suggest adding a separate target like:
build-intermediates: <list of intermediate files>
and even if that target is never invoked, it's sufficient to mark those
targets as "mentioned in" the makefile and thus remove their intermediate
Changing this would break a lot of things.
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