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Re: make: dependfile preference list
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 03:46:21PM -0700, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> > > Being able to set .MAKE.DEPENDFILE (default .depend) is a big part of
> > > that.
> >I don't see how.
> As you know make traditionally reads (in order)
> sys.mk found via MAKESYSPATH
> [mM]akefile typically in .CURDIR
> .depend typically in .OBJDIR
> .depend isn't a good name for something that would be checked into
> the SCM - Makefile.depend or Makefile.depend.* are reasonable choices
> for that.
When I used to do that as standard practice (check in the depend
files) I called it "depend.mk".
However, I never imagined that I ought to add special-case
functionality to make to allow it to know about this name and process
> Requiring that each [mM]akefile explicitly .-include something
> a/ is clunky compared to the above
No, what's clunky is hacking parts of your custom build environment
> b/ as joerg pointed out loses the special handling of stale dependencies
and as Joerg also already pointed out, this is a bug, and the proper
approach is to fix it, not add increasingly convoluted workarounds.
David A. Holland
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