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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Ramsay Jones <>
Cc: Jeff King <>, GIT Mailing-list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/8] Documentation/Makefile: conditionally include ../GIT-VERSION-FILE
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 13:43:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Ramsay Jones's message of "Fri, 6 Nov 2020 19:38:06 +0000")

Ramsay Jones <> writes:

>>     It's built around evals. In fact, I suspect you could build a
>>     function around eval that actually works similar to include, but
>>     lazy-loads the file only when one of its stubs is referenced. I.e.,
>>     something like:
>>       GIT_VERSION = $(eval include GIT-VERSION-FILE)
>>     would probably work (and for other includes, multiple variables
>>     could mention the same file; as soon as it gets included, it
>>     overwrites the stubs).
> Heh, in another reply in this thread, I mentioned that I had an alternate
> patch I was toying with.

Yup, I was wondering if you're going to present that variant, which
I was more curious about.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-06 21:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-05 21:03 Ramsay Jones
2020-11-05 21:52 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06  1:30   ` Ramsay Jones
2020-11-06 18:18 ` Jeff King
2020-11-06 19:38   ` Ramsay Jones
2020-11-06 20:56     ` Jeff King
2020-11-06 21:43     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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