At 2004-05-25T15:44:51+01:00, Matthew Seaman wrote: > > Is there an analogue in BSD `make' of the `call' function in `gmake': > > $(call VARIABLE,PARAM,PARAM,...)? > > Not as such. You can however use the '!=' operator to assign a value > to a variable based on the output of some external command: > > RATIO != sh -c 'echo $$(( $a / $b ))'
Hi Matthew, Thanks for your reply. After writing to the list yesterday, I read make(1) carefully, and found what I wanted, namely the shell command for creating `dir1' in this example `Makefile': ### Makefile ## Create directory FOO if it does not exist. create_dir = if test ! -d foo ; then rm -f foo ; mkdir foo ; fi dir1: src1 $(create_dir:S/foo/$@/g) dir2: src2 $(create_dir:foo=$@) ### Makefile ends here However, I don't understand something. The command for `dir1' works perfectly well: % make dir1 if test ! -d dir1 ; then rm -f dir1 ; mkdir dir1 ; fi (`dir1' created) OTOH, the command for `dir2' does not work --- `make' is not expanding the local variable `@': % make dir2 if test ! -d $@ ; then rm -f $@ ; mkdir $@ ; fi (`dir2' not created) Can someone tell me why this is happening? Thanks, Raghavendra. -- N. Raghavendra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | See mail headers for contact Harish-Chandra Research Institute | and OpenPGP details. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"