Subject: Re: make seems to find the wrong source file
To: David Laight <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/11/2004 17:33:54
>I've always assumed that the suffix rules are used whenever there are
>no commands for a target.  The source file from the suffix rule being

Which is the case in your example.

>used to generate the object file - regardless of what is contained in
>any of the other dependency lines for the target.

I suspect the waters got muddied with the introduction of objdirs, .PATH etc.
the behaviour of our make in this case didn't surprise me - that doesn't make
it correct (or incorrect).

Anyone got a reference in some "standard" that clarifies the expected behavior?