bugmake - Bugs: bug #40942, Load directive breaks Makefiles


bug #40942: Load directive breaks Makefiles

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 17 Dec 2013 05:05:20 PM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Component Version: 4.0Operating System: Any
Fixed Release: NoneTriage Status: None

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Tue 17 Dec 2013 05:05:20 PM UTC, original submission:

The new load feature in Make 4.0 is great but I am finding that the use of "load" as a keyword breaks a lot of Makefiles.
In embedded development where Make is used in cross-compiling for a target processor, "load" is common as a dummy target to start up/down-load code or run on a target. In this context using "load" as a keyword is almost as bad as using "clean" would be.
This can be fixed either by changing the keyword (e.g. load_object) or by making the parser smart enough to distinguish between a target and a directive.



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