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Re: make: order-only prerequisites?

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 07:12:22PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <20170122174627.yjcvgdvn653wvt5d@danbala>,
> Thomas Klausner  <> wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >GNU make supports order-only prerequisites. For details, see
> >
> >
> >Is there an equivalent in BSD make?
> Our | -> .WAIT

No, that's not the same.

.WAIT means that everything before .WAIT needs to be built before make
builds the stuff after it.

GNU make's '|' means that everything after the | needs to exist, but
the target does not need to be rebuilt if anything to the right of |
changes (IIUC).

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