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Re: != vs :sh (was: py-Scientific fix)

Am 28.03.2019 um 10:33 schrieb Jonathan Perkin:
> * On 2019-03-28 at 09:22 GMT, Edgar Fuß wrote:
>>> Yes, joerg's right, :sh is preferable.
>> Could someone please elaborate why it is?
> It defers evaluation of the command until it is used.  So with a
> Makefile like the following:
>   UNAME_EXCLAM!= uname
>   UNAME_CMD=     uname
>   exclam:
>     @echo ${UNAME_EXCLAM}
>   cmd:
>     @echo ${UNAME_CMD:sh}
> UNAME_EXCLAM will be executed for every invocation of the Makefile,
> whereas UNAME_CMD will only be executed when the "cmd" target is
> called.

Thank you for this explanation. After the 2019Q1 branch, pkglint will
warn about cases like this and provide an even more detailed explanation.


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