PR# 13560 Generated makefile clean and clobber directives do the wrong things
Problem Report Summary
Category: C Compilation
Environment: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; AXAR_Corp_Device; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1)
Synopsis: Generated makefile clean and clobber directives do the wrong things
I believe I've reported the problem previously, but don't see it in my list of support issues. When working in the w_code directory after a C compilation failure, I should be able to issue a command like nmake clean and expect the intermediate libraries and whatnot to be deleted to force recompilation of the C code. It does not. Instead, if I go into one of the Cnn subdirectories, it runs the command: del core finished *.o Maybe this would be useful on a Unix machine, but it's effectively a No-op on Windows. The LIB file is left intact and nothing will be rebuilt by running nmake. Running it in the w_code directory itself results in a command that generates a syntax error: for i in C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C13 C14 C15 C16 C17 \ C18 C19 C20 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 E1; do if [ -r $i\Makefile ]; then (cd $i ; nmake -s -nologo clean); \ fi; done i was unexpected at this time. NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'for' : return code '0x1' Stop. This makes it tedious and error-prone to debug problems at the C level, since I can't reliably force recompilation of the C libraries in this way.
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