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bug #32871: Incorrect content returned by $(value) in recipe for target specific variable

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 21 Mar 2011 07:11:39 PM UTC  
Votes:  1  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Component Version: 3.82Operating System: POSIX-Based
Fixed Release: NoneTriage Status: Verified

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Mon 02 May 2011 12:20:15 PM UTC, comment #1:

I agree, this is a bug.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 Mar 2011 07:11:39 PM UTC, original submission:

If a global variable is added to as a target specific variable, then using $(value ...) in a recipe gets the wrong value.

Given the attached makefile, when built with GNU Make 3.82 I get the following output:

$(value DEFS) = FOO

but I was expecting to get:

$(value DEFS) = BAR FOO

Maybe I misunderstand the $(value) function, but as DEFS does not contain reference to any other variable I was expecting the content of DEFS to be the same as the expanded value of DEFS.




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    Mon 02 May 2011 12:20:15 PM UTCpsmithTriage StatusNone=>Verified
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