bugmake - Bugs: bug #52273, Documentation about remaking...


bug #52273: Documentation about remaking makefiles should mention MAKE_RESTARTS

Submitted by:  Thomas ten Cate <thomastc>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 Oct 2017 09:29:58 AM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Documentation
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Component Version: 4.2.1Operating System: Any
Fixed Release: NoneTriage Status: None

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Tue 24 Oct 2017 09:29:58 AM UTC, original submission:

To resolve the confusion on https://stackoverflow.com/q/46906127/14637, hereby a small documentation change suggestion.

I'm imagining to add a sentence to https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_node/Remaking-Makefiles.html along the lines of:

... make starts with a clean slate and reads all the makefiles over again. (It will also attempt to update each of them over again, but normally this will not change them again, since they are already up to date.) [BEGIN ADDED]During this second run, MAKE_RESTARTS will be set to 1 (see Special Variables).[END ADDED]

Thomas ten Cate <thomastc>


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