bugmake - Bugs: bug #60904, More accurate description of...


bug #60904: More accurate description of intermediate files

Submitted by:  Dmitry Goncharov <dgoncharov>
Submitted on:  Sat 10 Jul 2021 02:53:15 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  SCM Operating System:  None
Fixed Release:  SCM Triage Status:  Small Effort

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Mon 06 Sep 2021 02:48:26 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I make slightly different wording to make this explicitly clear.


Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sat 10 Jul 2021 02:53:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

The manual states

"The first difference is what happens if the intermediate file does not exist. If an ordinary file b does not exist, and make considers a target that depends on b, it invariably creates b and then updates the target from b. But if b is an intermediate file, then make can leave well enough alone."

This description can be made more accurate. The manual should explicitly state that make can leave well enough done, if b is an intermediate file and the target exists.

Dmitry Goncharov <dgoncharov>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-09-06 psmith StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => SCM
        Triage StatusNone => Small Effort
    2021-07-10 dgoncharov Attached File- => Added sv_60904_doc_clarify_intermediate.diff, #51658

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