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Re: A gcc/f Makefile patch
- To: d dot love at dl dot ac dot uk
- Subject: Re: A gcc/f Makefile patch
- From: Craig Burley <burley at gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 13:19:15 -0400 (EDT)
- Cc: hjl at lucon dot org, egcs-patches at cygnus dot com
- Cc: burley at gnu dot org
>Incidentally, the autoconf doc says stamp-type files like that should
>be echoed to, not just touched. I don't know if that's an issue on
>any systems of interest (old BSD-ish, like Toon's?).
Hi Dave -- I had this on my list of things to look into, in fact.
I've ruled out lang-f77 as a candidate for this problem, because
the important attribute of lang-f77 is its *existence* as a file,
not is date-time information. It's used as a convenient flag,
nothing much else.
But other uses of `touch' to update makefile-related targets
could be profitably changed to `echo timestamp > '. So I'll
resume looking for such cases in g77 build procedures at some
tq vm, (burley)