Buildworld fails in 5.1
marcel at xcllnt.net
Mon Jul 21 11:26:03 PDT 2003
On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 09:46:03AM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> I would argue "the problem with make"... ;-) I think it's pretty
> clear that
> a b c: foo
> does not require that 'buildabc' be run three times.
It's a common perception and one that's wrong.
a b c: d
is a shorthand for
Since most make variants only look at the timestamp one can avoid
building a, b, and c thrice by enforcing an ordering. Make variants
like clearmake may not be tricked that easily, because they keep
track of much more.
Marcel Moolenaar USPA: A-39004 marcel at xcllnt.net
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