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Re: Surprising make behavior (was: Re: strange trouble building qgis)

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 04:35:48PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> If you want to know a (good) reason why NetBSD make behaves like this: I
> have no idea.

It clearly is a bug. Either in the man page:

   Additional built-in variables
     In addition, make sets or knows about the following variables:

     $               A single dollar sign `$', i.e.  `$$' expands to a single
                     dollar sign.

or (my prefered interpretation) in the program.

How would you even try to explain in the man page how many $ you'd need
to generate a literal '$' if it depends on what internal path the statement
actually takes during evaluation?


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