Subject: Re: bin/1488: 'make' does wrong thing with .c.a rule
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/26/1995 23:07:05
> Currently there is no suffix treated specially by make; adding a special
> rule for .c.a: suffix application does not seem right to me. I'd rather
> rename the file, or remove the rules. Or even make pmake accept suffix
> rules that don't have a suffix currently defined. 

it's worth noting that i discovered the problem with when compiling a
cygnus toolchain tree.  Their makefiles work on a lot of platforms, so
i don't think 'rename the file' is an appropriate response.

J.T. seemed to indicate that the .c.a rule is 'necessary' for
compliance with _some_ standard...  J.T.?