[bug #56872] Overriding a recipe without warning message

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[bug #56872] Overriding a recipe without warning message

Paul D. Smith
URL:
  <https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?56872>

                 Summary: Overriding a recipe without warning message
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sun 08 Sep 2019 06:27:18 PM UTC
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Enhancement
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
       Component Version: 4.1
        Operating System: Any
           Fixed Release: None
           Triage Status: None

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Details:

Overriding a recipe unconditionally trigger warning messages:

...: warning: overriding recipe for target '<target>'
...: warning: ignoring old recipe for target '<target>'

This makes strategies with a base makefile extended by another makefile look
bad even when recipe override is by design.

I suggest a new Special Target '.OVERRIDE'. Definition: "Prerequisites to this
target may be overridden without producing a warning message."




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