If you are familiar with other or think you’ve found a bug, please report it to the developers; we cannot promise to do anything but we might well want to fix it.
However, the rule that specifies a recipe for the target need not have prerequisites.
For example, the rule containing the delete command associated with the target ‘ carries out the recipe on the prerequisites to create or update the target.
In each chapter, the first few sections contain introductory or general information and the later sections contain specialized or technical information.
The exception is the second chapter, An Introduction to Makefiles, all of which is introductory.
Before reporting a bug or trying to fix it yourself, try to isolate it to the smallest possible makefile that reproduces the problem.
Then send us the makefile and the exact results gave you, including any error or warning messages.
The recompilation must be done if the source file, or any of the header files named as prerequisites, is more recent than the object file, or if the object file does not exist.
The other rules are processed because their targets appear as prerequisites of the goal.
Note that this rule not only is not a prerequisite, it also does not have any prerequisites, so the only purpose of the rule is to run the specified recipe.
Targets that do not refer to files but are just actions are called ’ file by compiling its source file.
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