On Tue, 2022-05-17 at 22:32 +0000, Martin Dorey wrote:
> >  all your targets are .PHONY, and thus are always rebuilt anyway
> If you "make down", the rule for "down-clean" doesn't run.  They're
> only rebuilt if something causes them to be considered.
> >  order-only prerequisites are totally irrelevant and have no impact
> > on
> > your makefile.
> If you comment-out the order-only prerequisite that says that the up
> target depends on down-clean, then the recipe for down-clean doesn't
> get run when you "make up".

Sure, of course.

What I was trying to say was, any rule that would normally be run will
be run regardless of order-only or not, because all the targets in the
makefile are phony.  So adding or removing the order-only operator in a
prerequisites list makes no difference to how the targets will be
processed, in this specific makefile.

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