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Re: make: order-only prerequisites?

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 08:59:01PM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
 >>>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).

which is what .ORDER is for.

Supporting the syntax is a different question... that obviously we
don't, but probably we could.

David A. Holland

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