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[bug #62929] Normalize foo/./bar

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #62929] Normalize foo/./bar
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:43:00 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #9, bug #62929 (project make):

I see.  That comment in the manual only applies to targets that start with "."
as part of a simple name, it doesn't apply to targets that contain "." as part
of a pathname.

Basically, if the target contains a directory separator it cannot be "special"
in this way.

This special case is not meant to treat hidden files (as defined by POSIX)
specially at all.  It's meant to apply to special targets like .POSIX:,
.SECONDEXPANSION, .NOTPARALLEL, etc., that are not files, or any similar
targets that the user might want to create.

That should be stated clearly in the manual, for sure.


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