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Re: Common Dependences

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Common Dependences
Date: 17 Jul 2005 21:32:05 -0400
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%% Rolf Magnus <> writes:

  rm> Steven Woody wrote:
  >> hi,
  >> if i have many targets which all depend on some common files, which is a
  >> easy way to write the rule?  i don't like ugly code as below,
  >> T1: a b c
  >> T2: a b c
  >> ...
  >> Tn: a b c

  rm> I guess you're talking about make?
  rm> Just put them in a variable:

  rm> COMMON = a b c
  rm> T1: $(COMMON)
  rm> T2: $(COMMON)
  rm> ...
  rm> Tn: $(COMMON)

You can do it with _MUCH_ less typing:

    TARGETS = T1 T2 ... Tn

    $(TARGETS): a b c

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