bugmake - Bugs: bug #54676, no way to query current vpath value


bug #54676: no way to query current vpath value

Submitted by:  David Boyce <boyski>
Submitted on:  Tue 18 Sep 2018 01:32:16 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.3 Operating System:  None
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Tue 18 Sep 2018 01:32:16 AM UTC, original submission:  

The vpath directive is generally preferable to VPATH but it has one limitation VPATH does not: there seems to be no way to query the current setting. We can add to it with e.g. "vpath %.c path1 path2 ..." and clear the current setting with "vpath %.c" but there's no way to find the "path1 path2" value. Since path settings are accretive and cross include file boundaries and so on it can be pretty challenging to figure out the current value in complex makefile suites.

Unfortunately I have no suggestions for the syntax. It may be necessary to drop this simply because there's no syntactical space for it. but I wanted to put it in the record anyway.

David Boyce <boyski>


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