Q66644: NMAKE /N Doesn’t Work Across Multiple Dependency Blocks
Article: Q66644 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.11 1.12 | 1.11 1.12 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | buglist1.11 buglist1.12 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 7-NOV-1990 Given the sample makefile below and the fact that mod2.c has been changed, invoking NMAKE /N displays the following commands: cl /c -c mod2.c lib sub.lib -+ mod2.obj; However, if NMAKE is run without the /N parameter, the following commands will be executed: cl /c -c mod2.c lib sub.lib -+ mod2.obj; link boss.obj,,,sub.lib; The /N switch is used to debug the logic of makefiles without actually processing them. In this case, the commands that /N indicates will be executed are not the same as those that actually are executed. This is caused by the multiple dependencies for sub.lib. If the makefile is changed to eliminate the multiple dependency blocks, the /N switch will function correctly. Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in NMAKE versions 1.11 and 1.12. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available. Sample Code ----------- CFLAGS=/c .obj.exe: link $<,,,sub.lib; all:boss.exe boss.exe:boss.obj sub.lib boss.obj: sub.lib:: mod1.obj lib $@ -+ mod1.obj; sub.lib:: mod2.obj lib $@ -+ mod2.obj;
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