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Re: is this a make bug?

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:39:35AM -0700, Simon Gerraty wrote:
 > >   ------
 > >FOO=foo
 > >BAR=$(FOO::=bar:S/zop/flop/)
 > My first reaction was "bug", but looking closer...
 > IIRC the above is equivalent to
 > FOO := bar:S/zop/flop/
 > for which the output you got would be correct.
 > >   bar:S/zop/flop/

Well, yes, that's what it does; the question is whether it's
intended/expected for this to be a special case of parsing modifiers
where an unescaped colon doesn't introduce the next one.

David A. Holland

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