Q62332: Can’t Use Multiple Description Blocks with NMAKE Version 1.10
Article: Q62332 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | buglist1.10 fixlist1.11 b_basiccom | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 25-JUL-1990 Page 639 of "Microsoft BASIC 7.0: Programmer's Guide" explains how you can use NMAKE to specify more than one description block for the same target. The example given on this page is the proper way to specify more than one description block; however, this feature does not function correctly in NMAKE version 1.10. It does function correctly in NMAKE version 1.11. NMAKE version 1.10 shipped with the Professional Development System (PDS) BASIC version 7.00. NMAKE version 1.11 shipped with Microsoft C Professional Development System (PDS) version 6.00. The following example specifies more than one description block for the same target by using two colons (::) as the separator instead of one. The following example is taken from Page 639 of "Microsoft BASIC 7.0: Programmer's Guide": TARGET.LIB :: A.ASM B.ASM C.ASM MASM A.ASM B.ASM C.ASM; LIB TARGET -+A.OBJ -+B.OBJ -+C.OBJ; TARGET.LIB :: D.BAS E.BAS BC D.BAS; BC E.BAS; LINK D.OBJ E.OBJ; LIB TARGET -+D.OBJ -+E.OBJ; Given the two description blocks above, NMAKE should update the library named TARGET.LIB. In the first description block, if any of the assembly language files have changed more recently than the library, the assembly files will be assembled and the library will be updated with the new .OBJs. In the second description block, the BASIC files that have changed should be compiled and the library should also be updated with the new OBJs. When using NMAKE version 1.10, the commands in the first description block are executed correctly; however, the commands in the second description block are never executed. Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in NMAKE version 1.10. This problem was corrected in version 1.11.
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