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SubjectRe: GNU make alleged of "bug" (was: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices)
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On Thursday 19 August 2004 15:47, Matthias Andree wrote:
>On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Humm, I got many many losses of header stuff messages from:
>> [root@coyote cdrecord]# make --version
>> GNU Make 3.80
>
>The "bug" is not specific to GNU make 3.80 but can also be seen in
>3.78.1 for instance.
>
>The "bug" however is purely cosmetical.
>
>GNU make writes a message that an "include" file is missing, but it
>finds it has a rule, generates the include file, pulls it in and
>continues as though the file had always been there.
>
>For instance if you have this Makefile:
>
># BEGIN Makefile
>all: hello
>hello.d:
> makedepend -f- hello.c >$@
>include hello.d
># END Makefile
>
>You'll get at "make" time:
>
>Makefile:5: hello.d: No such file or directory
>makedepend -f- hello.c >hello.d
>cc hello.o -o hello
>
>and a working hello program.
>
>Jörg's complaints about GNU make aren't false but aren't helpful
> either and certainly don't warrant waiting 15 seconds after that
> message.
>
Agreed. Maybe he thinks those of us who speak english still need that
long to deciher what he thinks is english but in reality reminds me
of engrish.com, just a different language for a starting point. I
can get the meaning in 3 seconds, but to fully read it, and translate
it into real english takes all of that 15 seconds. Sigh.

>There is no bug, just this confusing "Makefile:5: hello.d: No such
> file or directory".
>
>> So apparently 3.80 is a regression in this case.
>
>No, it isn't.

In light of that explanation, I can see why both Jorg is mewling about
it, and that it really isn't worth his stepping on our tails over it.

Thanks.

--
Cheers, Gene
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