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Re: Passing multiple arguments to makefile

From: duke
Subject: Re: Passing multiple arguments to makefile
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:04:09 -0000
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On Oct 2, 1:03 am, Henrik Carlqvist <>
> Duke Normandin <> wrote:
> > I want to do the following:
> > `make ARGS= "exec_file src_1 src_2 etc"'
> > I realize that $(ARGS) will contain _all_ the arguments. I need to
> > come up with a way to split out each argument to get to:
> > EXEC-FILE = exec_file
> > SRCS = src_1 src_2 src_3
> Then why not simply do:
> make EXEC-FILE=exec_file SRCS="src_1 src_2 src_3"

Ok! That's a more verbose way. Thanks!

> But if you really want to use your syntax you could also do:
> EXEC-FILE= $(word 1, $(ARGS))
> SRCS = $(wordlist 2, 999, $(ARGS))

I knew there should be a way to split out those args! :) Thanks -

> > I'm trying to create a "generic" makefile for a non-C compiler. Is
> > this possible? TIA...
> Of course it is possible to do other things than compiling C code. Make
> simply tries to create files when it finds that some other files are newer.
> This creation of files could be done by running a C compiler, but it could
> also be done with any other tool of your choice.

I've been doing more Googling and reading, and indeed I see that
can be very flexible

Much obliged!

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