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Re: bin/48367: make(1) fails to parallelize in subdirs

The following reply was made to PR bin/48367; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/48367: make(1) fails to parallelize in subdirs
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 18:48:47 +0000

 On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 06:35:00PM +0000, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
  >  The makefile is wrong.
  >  According to make(1) you need .MAKE on targets which are supposed to
  >  pass on the jobs queue.
 That is not and never has been true:
      .MAKE     Execute the commands associated with this target even if the -n
                or -t options were specified.  Normally used to mark recursive
 I cannot see anything else in the man page which documents additional
 behavior for .MAKE.
 Furthermore, few if any deployed makefiles will have this tag
 Please fix the behavior; it is a serious regression. 
 David A. Holland

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