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Nick Ing-Simmons
June 4, 2004 11:59
Re: Smoke [5.9.2] 22881 FAIL(M) MSWin32 WinXP/.Net SP1 (x86/1 cpu)
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Steve Hay <> writes:
>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
>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.
>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?

It is trying to cause ./make_file to come into existance, when that 
has happened $(FILE) will be up to date, and so will all
but it never does so they ain't.

>- Steve
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