Follow-up Comment #6, bug #60799 (project make):

I understand what you're saying.  There's always a trade-off between having
things "just work" which often involves adding a lot of exceptions and special
cases, versus keeping behavior consistent and simple but forcing people to
take extra steps on their own.

In general the more complex that underlying behavior the more I like to keep
things consistent and simple and avoid special cases.

But, maybe this is a situation where the confusion of the simple behavior
warrants adding a special case.


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