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Re^3: A bug in GNU make ?

by swl (Parson)
on Aug 27, 2023 at 22:39 UTC ( #11154082=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: A bug in GNU make ?
in thread A bug in GNU make ?

Does it seem right that both of those bracket types are acceptable ?

The manual states both bracket types are acceptable. I haven't looked into any history behind it, though.

And for those wondering about the different assignments operators in GNU make, the := is equivalent to assignment operators in most languages in that variables are evaluated at the time of assignment. Make's = operator defers evaluation until use, which is why Rob's case hit the recursion error. More details are in the linked manual chapter (which I only just read so this is all new to me).

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Re^4: A bug in GNU make ?
by syphilis (Archbishop) on Aug 28, 2023 at 01:19 UTC

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