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Re: Forcing dependencies on wmk

On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, James A. Treacy wrote:

Hi Jay,

> This is a bit premature as I haven't tried the new version of wml yet
> (the new Debian package just came out) so if the following has been
> addressed, my apologies.
> One thing that would be very useful is a way to force a dependency
> on a file, or a set of files. This would allow you to to have
> pages that use perl scripts, which grab data from other files, to
> be made automatically using wmk. Something like
> #depends "news/*.wml"
> would allow me to get rid of a lot of stuff currently in Makefiles.

Yes, seems reasonable,
I think that a special attribute is the easiest solution, e.g.
  #include "news/foo.wml" depend
Unfortunately, i am not sure whether wildcards are easy to deal with.

> Also, does the new wmk check dependencies recursively? It is common
> to have #includes (or #use) in included files.

Yes :-)
Only user templates are checked, system files are supposed immutable.


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