Subject: Re: New make modifiers: :C///W, :tW, and :[]
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/01/2003 12:34:38
> Sadly the support of the old sysV :old=new can make any new modifier break
> something, but that's life.

The SYSV construct is usually only used for ${SRCS:.c=.o) and complex
SYSV makefile will fall over badly with netbsd^H^H^H^H^H^HNetBSD's make
because of the auto-detection of ./obj and other odd activities.

Do we support ${OBJS}: $${@F:.o=.c} for instance?
(Suffix translation on dynamic dependency, @F being filename part.
Useful for putting objects onto a subdirectory and making the .o
depend on its own .c)


David Laight: