bugmake - Bugs: bug #54161, Expansion of $$* is incorrect


bug #54161: Expansion of $$* is incorrect

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 21 Jun 2018 09:18:58 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.2.1 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  4.3 Triage Status:  None

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Wed 18 Dec 2019 04:38:40 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed via a patch from Jouke Witteveen.  Thanks!

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Thu 21 Jun 2018 09:18:58 AM UTC, original submission:  

The handling of $* is unexpected as it differs between the second expansion of the targets and the recipe.

$ cat Makefile
%x: $$(info $$*); : $*

For examples such as treated in the manual, this works as expected:

$ make fox
: fo

However, following the suggestion about path treatment in implicit rules, the following is unexpected:

$ make q/ux
: q/u

Observe the directory being stripped only in the expansion of $* in the target listing, but not in the recipe.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-12-18 psmith StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.3

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