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From dona...@mad.scientist.com
Subject RE: Some thoughts about runtime evaluation of properties
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2000 00:48:59 GMT
On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Nelson, Laird wrote:
> 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?

then it could lead to examples such as

$($($(OS).ARCH).MODE).FLAGS = ....

which I have scattered through my build files. This is slow
and prolly way to complex to add to ant

Pete


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