Hi Tom, On Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:23:03 PM CEST Tom Lane wrote: > Hm, actually that's unnecessary because Makefile.global already > established 'all' as the default target. I'm inclined to think > that the comment in Makefile.shlib is wrong and should be removed > or at least rewritten, because I doubt it would work at all to > include Makefile.shlib before Makefile.global; certainly that's > not the intended usage.
correct analysis, the patch in git fixing this is also correct. Thanks! > > ! # gram.y=>gram.c. Run `info make -n "Empty Recipes"` for more info. > > I'm okay with pointing people at that part of the gmake docs, but don't > care for insisting on exactly one way of accessing those docs. How > about something like "... See "Empty Recipes" in the GNU Make docs for > more info."? > > [ checks around... ] Wait, actually there's a bigger problem: this > advice is apparently gmake-version-specific. I don't see any > such section title in RHEL6's version of the gmake docs (make 3.81). > I do find a section titled "Using Empty Commands", which looks like > it might be the same thing, but a person looking for "Empty Recipes" is > not going to find that. Is it worth the trouble to provide this pointer > if we need a lot of weasel wording about how the section name is spelled? Valid points. Let's forget about that patch. I like pointing people to use 'info' directly instead of googling for link, but PostgreSQL docs is not a correct place for this. To the point; I was confused by two things. First that (a) docs claim that there is no _correct_ (instead of probably? _portable_) way to write one rule for two "targets" and (b) that the comment for ';' ("The semicolon is important, otherwise make will choose the built-in rule for ...") looked too magically (without actually saying what it does). I wrongly concentrated on (b) only before. First suggestion would be something towards: -# There is no correct way to write a rule that generates two files. +# This is a way to write a rule (for 'gram.c') that generates two files. And the second: -# make, we must chain the dependencies like this. The semicolon is -# important, otherwise make will choose the built-in rule for -# gram.y=>gram.c. +# make, we must chain the dependencies like this. The semicolon (Empty +# Command/Recipe) is important, otherwise make will choose the built-in +# rule for gram.y=>gram.c. FTR, also note that something like this could work: all: xxx.c xxx.h xxx%c xxx%h: xxx.txt touch xxx.c xxx.h # info make -n "Pattern Intro", grep for 'multiple targets' But note that we don't have iterate here at all, because probably that was just my problem (having a look at make docs resolved it ...). Thanks again for the fix in git! Pavel -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers