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Makefile target parsing and "Execute Makefile Target"
« on: March 26, 2008, 09:05:43 pm »
I have several makefiles with multiple targets defined:

      do the clean

all default program:
      do some commands for all, default, or program

When I select the "Execute Makefile Target" from the build menu, only 'clean' shows up as a possible target.  I confirmed that the SlickEdit parser is finding only single-word targets ending with a ':'.  Thus, 'clean' shows up, but 'all', 'default', and 'program' do not.

Could someone point to the macro code that does the parsing so I can noodle around and try to modify the parser so that it finds all targets on a line?

If handling multiple targets on a line is a feature worth pursuing, I'd appreciate the SlickEdit staff doing so.

Thanks! (in advance).



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Re: Makefile target parsing and "Execute Makefile Target"
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 09:19:46 pm »
Have a look at:
projutil.e - _makefile_GetTargetList()
and perhaps:
tags.e - mak_proc_search()
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Re: Makefile target parsing and "Execute Makefile Target"
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 04:16:31 pm »
SlickEdit 2008 will recognize multiple targets on a single line.  It will also handle more complicated macro substitutions.

Here is a sample I used to test.  (I know these are unusual target names.)

Code: [Select]
BOB = Alice
ob  = OB

$@@  JOEAliceJoe

Jim Jeff :
@echo $@  double target

B${ob} :
@echo Bob is the target

$(B${ob}) :
@echo Alice is the target

Easy : Rob
@echo Easy

AAA = ${CCC}
BBB = $(AAA)

WW$(BBB)WW : target1
@echo This one is WWDDDWW

This will find the seven targets


SlickEdit 2008 also will handle include statements.  Unfortunately, I was just checking feature for this post and found a bug in the handling of makefile include statements.  An include may hide the next following target in the original file.  We'll check this and if needed will fix for the next release/hotfix.

Hope this helps,