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Re: libgtk-dev bug?

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> wrote:
> Well, I'd like to be able to do things like change variables at
> different points during the build (in the makefile), and have the
> results propagate, and its idea of a "macro" is nearly useless.

Assume you have a shell program named getstate, along the lines of:

# access one line of state, given appropriate prefix
cat "$1"* 2>/dev/null | tail -1

then you can put into your makefile:

MYSTATE= `getstate cheese`

Now you can have targets, such as

cheese2: cheese1
	echo >>mylog $MYSTATE
	echo Howdy >cheese2

Or, perhaps something less simpleminded.


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