Subject: Re: non-.WAIT bsd.subdir.mk (was Re: patches to fix make -j)
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/19/2003 07:16:08
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, David Laight wrote:
: > .WAIT not in SUBDIR is usually a hack and should never have been used in the
: > first place. Makefiles have dependencies for a reason.
: It is needed when you want files created as a side effect of other
That is a lacking in our make(1) that other makes (say, Sun's) address with
the following syntax:
foo + bar: baz
indicating that foo and bar are created by running command exactly once.
ISTR that christos wanted to implement this at one point, and I don't know
if that was ever done.
This can also be accomplished with "touch"ed timestamp files.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>