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[bug #62929] Normalize foo/./bar

From: Rex Yuan
Subject: [bug #62929] Normalize foo/./bar
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:19:40 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #7, bug #62929 (project make):

Thank you Paul for walking me through the means of participation.

Following is what I should've quoted, from 2.3 How make Processes a Makefile

> By default, make starts with the first target (not targets whose names start
with ‘.’). This is called the _default goal_.

I interpret this as that Make sets the _default goal_ as the first target
encountered without containing the prefix '.'. Thus, considering both of my
examples, Make should, in both cases, have chosen 'c' as _default goal_ since
the other two both start with '.'.

If I may express my opinion a little bit: I think there is a lack of treatment
in the manual on how exactly relative pathing with dots are dealt with in
writing targets and matching goals.


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