Peter Eisentraut wrote: > Bruce Momjian wrote: > > I had to change the draft flag for SGML from 'gmake draft html' to > > 'gmake DRAFT=Y html'. Internally the code used to recurse with > > DRAFT=Y, but I found there is no way to exit the makefile after the > > recursion returned, > > exit 0 ?
I tried that, but it did nothing. Of course exit 1 works, but throws an error, and exec exit 0 doesn't work either, throws an error. > > so I had to use this new syntax. Though more > > cumbersome, it is more logical because DRAFT is really a modifier, > > not a rule itself. For example, 'gmake html draft' would never have > > worked. > > What would have been the meaning of that command? Nothing, but the point is that draft is a modifier and it isn't clear from that syntax that draft is a modifier and not a target. > Anyway, certainly you could write this to preserve the target: > > draft: > $(MAKE) html DRAFT=Y The problem is that the 'gmake' recursion is done, but then returns and runs the hhml again, so 'gmake draft html' calls "$(MAKE) html DRAFT=Y" and on return from that, the html is called again and rebuilds, so it isn't really draft. -- Bruce Momjian [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster