What does it mean when a semicolon occurs in a makefile target's prerequisites?

I've run into this syntax in a Makefile that I'm modifying:

some_target: ;

another_target: ...

What does the semicolon mean in this context?

Answers


This is an empty recipe, which is used if you want to prevent the target from being assigned implicit recipes.


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