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Re: is this a make bug?

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:59:11AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > On Sun, 14 Sep 2014, David Holland wrote:
 > >that is, the ::= modifier consumes the entire rest of the modifier string
 > >and doesn't stop on colons or treat those as further modifiers.
 > I think it's intentional.  The :old_string=new_string modifier is
 > documented as "It must be the last modifier specified", and it dates from a
 > time when it was the only modifier.  POSIX make still has
 > :old_string=new_string as the only modifier, and I think we should continue
 > to process it in a POSIX-compatible way.  Users who want different
 > behaviour can use :C/// and :S///.

...yes, but I was talking about the ::=new_value operator ;-)

David A. Holland

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