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Make itself suffers a great number of limitations, only a few of which being listed here. First of all, remember that since commands are executed by the shell, all its weaknesses are inherited...
$<construct in makefiles can be used only in inference rules and in the
.DEFAULTrule; its meaning in ordinary rules is unspecified. Solaris 8's
makefor instance will replace it with the argument.
$ cat Makefile _am_include = # _am_quote = all:; @echo this is test $ make Make: Must be a separator on rules line 2. Stop. $ cat Makefile2 am_include = # am_quote = all:; @echo this is test $ make -f Makefile2 this is test
maketo only execute the first set of double-colon rules.