bugmake - Bugs: bug #8035, undefined special variables


bug #8035: undefined special variables

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 06 Mar 2004 07:56:25 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  3.80 Operating System:  POSIX-Based
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Sat 06 Mar 2004 07:56:25 PM UTC, original submission:


when calling make with the --warn-undefined-variables, make may issue a warning for undefined special variables. Example:

#------ makefile -----

"make --warn-undefined-variables -f makefile" results in the warning

makefile:2: warning: undefined variable `MAKECMDGOALS'

whereas for "make --warn-undefined-variables -f makefile all" there is no such warning.

Suggestion: make should always define its special variables, even if they are empty.


Stephan Wefing (wefing at gmx dot de)

P.S: my platform is i686-pc-linux-gnu



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