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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>,
	Kristof Provost <Kristof@provost-engineering.be>,
	Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/5] Makefile: fix "cscope" target to refer to cscope.out
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 18:23:52 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YN5AeMiTiHFrFW/7@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <patch-3.5-35c8b83904-20210629T110837Z-avarab@gmail.com>

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 01:12:57PM +0200, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index faa8900097..2e3b257164 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -2737,10 +2737,12 @@ tags: FORCE
>  	$(FIND_SOURCE_FILES) | xargs ctags -a -o tags+ && \
>  	mv tags+ tags
>  
> +cscope.out:
> +	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) cscope.out && \
> +	$(FIND_SOURCE_FILES) | xargs cscope -f$@ -b
> +
>  .PHONY: cscope
> -cscope:
> -	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) cscope* && \
> -	$(FIND_SOURCE_FILES) | xargs cscope -b
> +cscope: cscope.out

Doesn't this break subsequent runs after the first generation? With a
phony "cscope" target, "make cscope" will always run the command, even
if it's not necessary. But with a real "cscope.out" target but not
dependencies, it will _never_ run it, even if one of the files changed.

E.g., with your patch:

  $ make cscope.out
    GEN cscope.out

  $ make cscope.out
  make: 'cscope.out' is up to date.

  $ echo 'void foo(void) { }' >>git.c
  $ make cscope.out
  GIT_VERSION = 2.32.0.96.g5daee1b7bb.dirty
  make: 'cscope.out' is up to date.

-Peff

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-01 22:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-22 14:21 [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 1/3] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 2/3] Makefile: fix "cscope" target to refer to cscope.out Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 19:25   ` Jeff King
2021-06-22 19:49     ` Chris Torek
2021-06-23 19:54       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-23 19:51     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-23 19:25   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 19:28   ` Jeff King
2021-06-23 19:49   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-22 15:16 ` [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Taylor Blau
2021-06-29  6:29 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-29 12:07   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] Makefile: fix "cscope" target to refer to cscope.out Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-01 22:23     ` Jeff King [this message]
2021-07-01 22:25       ` Jeff King
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-30  0:05     ` Ramsay Jones
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23   ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] Makefile: the "cscope" target always creates a "cscope.out" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-22 16:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-22 17:58         ` Taylor Blau
2021-07-22 18:50           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-22 21:20             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-23 10:43       ` Jeff King
2021-07-23 10:47         ` Jeff King
2021-07-23 10:47     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Jeff King
2021-07-23 15:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-23 19:32       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-07-23 19:41     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-08-04 22:54     ` [PATCH v4 " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 3/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 4/5] Makefile: remove "cscope.out", not "cscope*" in cscope.out target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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