[m-dev.] Problematic Mmake dependencies

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Jul 5 17:17:37 AEST 1999

On 05-Jul-1999, Warwick Harvey <wharvey at cs.monash.edu.au> wrote:
> GNU Make, in its infinite 
> wisdom, does not define the variable `$@' in the dependency list of a rule 
> --- only in the body.  So this still isn't going to interact gracefully with 
> per-program/file variable definitions, but maybe that can be hacked around.

You could try setting `$@' manually, using `$(foreach @, ..., ...)'.
That is, you could replace

	foo : $(SOMEVAR)


	foo : $(foreach @,foo,$(SOMEVAR))

I haven't tested this...

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