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Steve Hay
June 4, 2004 08:06
Re: Smoke [5.9.2] 22881 FAIL(M) MSWin32 WinXP/.Net SP1 (x86/1 cpu)
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OK, forget the previous example which was playing with 
one.txt.  Let's look at a couple that more closely resembles Perl's 
FILE = ..\tmp\foo\bar.txt
all : $(FILE)
$(FILE) : make_file
make_file : ..\tmp\foo\
    cd ..\tmp\foo && perl
FILE = ..\tmp\foo\bar.txt
all : $(FILE)
$(FILE) : ..\tmp\foo\
    cd ..\tmp\foo && perl
open my $fh, '>bar.txt' or die; close $fh;

If I run "dmake -f" from C:\Temp then C:\tmp\foo\bar.txt 
gets written every time, even if it is up-to-date already.

If I run "dmake -f" from the same place then 
C:\tmp\foo\bar.txt gets written if it doesn't exist, but not otherwise.

Furthermore, GNU make behaves the same way, which suggests I've missed 
something somewhere, rather than this being a problem with dmake.

Why doesn't work properly?

- Steve

Radan Computational Ltd.

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