Subject: Re: bin/1488: 'make' does wrong thing with .c.a rule
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/26/1995 19:01:41
Christos 'fixed' pr 1488 with a a commit to make/suff.c, then undid it

> Modified Files:
> 	suff.c 
> Log Message:
> Revert previous suffix fix. If the .a suffix is present and a .c.a rule is
> there, then the rule should be applied. This is the correct behavior.

So, is it correct that the test 'program' that i supplied _should_
break (when 'make break' is done)?  or was it just that the fix you
tried wasn't the right one?

It's worth noting that i'm aware of no other system on which the test
breaks (i.e. on which 'make break' actually causes the make to croak),
and i've tried SunOS, ULTRIX, and, DEC OSF/1...