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bug #42598: In Makefile, use PHONY for the phony targets

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Submitted:  Sun 22 Jun 2014 07:59:27 PM UTC
 
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Sun 22 Jun 2014 07:59:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

In the Makefile distributed with "gnu-c-manual-0.2.3.tar.gz", the phony targets are not marked as such. This can be fixed by adding the line

.PHONY: all clean distclean

although I personally perfer when each phony target is marked individually.

.PHONY: all
all: $(TARGETS)

.PHONY: clean
clean:
$(RM) $(CLEANFILES)

.PHONY: distclean
distclean: clean
$(RM) $(DISTCLEANFILES)

The info manual for GNU make has the rational for this if it is unfamiliar.

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