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From "Nelson, Laird" <Laird.Nel...@time0.com>
Subject RE: Some thoughts about runtime evaluation of properties
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2000 15:59:49 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Philion [mailto:philion@acmerocket.com]
> I would really prefer to see properties, including ${}, get evaluated
> at runtime. I've been thinking about how that could be done.

Sounds like GNU make's two assignment operators:

  A=$(B)

...$(B) is evaluated anew each time $(A) is referenced, whereas:

  A:=$(B)

...$(B) is evaluated once, when A is defined.  Is this a path ant should go
down?

Cheers,
Laird

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