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Re: is this a make bug?

David Holland <dholland-tech <at>> writes:

>  > 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.

Yes it is intended.  ::= is supposed to behave like := etc
Perhaps the man page isn't clear enough

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