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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Order of evaluation for a target's "if" or "unless" attributes
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2003 07:05:11 GMT
On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Ian MacDonald <>

> Are a target's "if" or "unless" attributes supposed to be evaluated
> before or after executing target dependencies?

The depends clause is evaluated before *any* target has been run, the
if/unless attributes get evaluated at the time the target with these
attributes is about to get run.

> This does not seem to be defined anywhere I've looked.



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