[OpenWrt-Devel] is there some reason to be using "FORCE" prereqs in Makefiles?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Sep 22 09:09:13 EDT 2014
still wandering around the openwrt code base and, every so often, i
come across the explicit use of "FORCE" prerequisites, like this in
rm -rf $(BUILD_DIR) $(BIN_DIR)
rm -rf $(TMP_DIR)
# check prerequisites before starting to build
prereq: $(package/stamp-prereq) ;
world: prepare $(package/stamp-compile) FORCE
.PHONY: clean dirclean prereq prepare world
which seems a bit weird, given that targets "clean" and "world" are
listed as .PHONY. is there something subtle about including "FORCE"
there, or is that just a remnant of earlier design that i can submit a
patch to remove? just being pedantic again.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
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