Follow-up Comment #12, bug #57751 (project make): Re: comment #8: you are mistaken.
gmake has some deviations from POSIX and a classical UNIX make but these deviations are *much* less important than the deviations found in bmake. The BSD make program is not related to any UNIX make program, it was derived from a program called pmake. $ cat Makefile foobar : $@.blurfl $ make make: Fatal error: Don't know how to make target `.blurfl' $ dmake dmake: defaulting to parallel mode. make: Fatal error: Don't know how to make target `.blurfl' $ smake smake: Can't find any source for '.blurfl'. smake: Couldn't make 'foobar'. $ gmake gmake: *** No rule to make target `.blurfl', needed by `foobar'. Stop. $ bmake bmake: don't know how to make foobar.blurfl. Stop BTW: Make macros to the right of a colon are expanded by the parser already and at that time, $@ is undefined. I hope this explains the correct behavior of various make implementations. _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?57751> _______________________________________________ Message sent via Savannah https://savannah.gnu.org/