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[perl #122823] 'make clean' defect

Tony Cook via RT
October 6, 2014 23:38
[perl #122823] 'make clean' defect
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On Mon Sep 22 04:39:14 2014, doughera wrote:
> I don't think "make clean" has ever done anything very useful.  It's
> certainly
> never been documented as useful.  Currently, INSTALL says:
> (A plain 'make clean' will not delete the makefiles used for
> rebuilding perl, and will also not delete a number of library and
> utility files extracted during the build process.)
> Because of the way the perl build bootstraps, I don't know what
> reasonable
> expectations for "make clean" would even be.  It may be that clean ==
> realclean is the only thing that could actually be made to work.

make clean has been documented as not useful since 1997.

The attached patch makes make clean behave the same as make distclean.


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