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Status Future consideration
Categories ClearCase
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 8, 2020

clearmake -C gnu should support syntax for handling multiple targets with a single rule like gmake 4.2

With the current gmake 4.2 a - long discussed - syntax feature for handling a rule of multiple targets built by the same rule was released.

a b c :&
build-me

As a result, this is the same as in solaris make done via
a + b + c:
build-me

Besides the advantage of a solution for clearmake -C gnu, which is standard, there is no need to fiddle make targets defined by a make makro, because you can it use directly like

MY = a b c
$(MY) :&
build-me

For solaris mode this is cannot be done without makro replacement pattern.

Use Case
In response to the support case above, I opened a RFE for the part about suppot for the new (gmake 4.2) syntax handling multiple targets build by one single rules.
RFE ID 145841
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational ClearCase
Idea Priority Medium