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Re: make: order-only prerequisites?
On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 08:59:01PM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>>>GNU make supports order-only prerequisites. For details, see
>>> Is there an equivalent in BSD make?
>> Our | -> .WAIT
> No, that's not the same.
> .WAIT means that everything before .WAIT needs to be built before make
> builds the stuff after it.
> GNU make's '|' means that everything after the | needs to exist, but
> the target does not need to be rebuilt if anything to the right of |
> changes (IIUC).
which is what .ORDER is for.
Supporting the syntax is a different question... that obviously we
don't, but probably we could.
David A. Holland
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