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Re: GNU make 4.3.91 release candidate available

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: GNU make 4.3.91 release candidate available
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2022 20:33:22 -0400
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On Sat, 2022-10-22 at 10:16 -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> > This warning doesn't seem to be given for indirect targets as e.g.
> > would be the case with bison and cc: %.y -> %.[ch] -> %.o which was
> > the case that caused me problems with 4.3.90. I've since fixed my
> > Makefile, so no actual problem to me, but I just did a recheck and
> > expected to see this warning with my old Makefile and didn't get
> > it.
> Unfortunately it's not possible to give this warning in all
> situations, without extra work.  Make only generates the warning if
> it is easy to do.  I can add a note about this to the NEWS file.

I actually looked again and was able to find a better way to check for
this, that also detects the situation above and shows the warning.

Thanks for noticing this Frank.

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